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Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody has confirmed that he recently teamed up with One Direction's Harry Styles to write new material for the boy band's upcoming album. 

Lightbody tells the paper the 19-year-old is "a real dude," and although he's not sure if the songs they wrote will make the final cut, he says working with Harry was "a lot of fun." 

One Direction's team is going out of its way to make clear that Harry's writing session with Snow Patrol is in no way a sign that he's looking to go solo, as previously rumored. 

A source says all five members are writing separately before coming together to record the album, due out sometime this year. 

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