Pop singer has released debut solo single 'This Town' as boy band embark on hiatus

Former One Direction star Niall Horan has spoken about when the boy band could possibly reunite.

The massive-selling pop group are currently on hiatus, with its members pursuing solo projects and side ventures. Horan released his debut solo single ‘This Town’ in September, entering the UK singles chart at number eight.

Speaking on The Graham Norton Show, Horan said: “For now, in the moment, we are kinda doing our own thing… I’m doing this, Harry’s doing a movie [Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk]… You know, we’re all doing our own bits and pieces.”

Asked when the band could get back together, Horan replied: “Can’t really put a date on it, but it’s not gonna be 50 years away. It’s in the foreseeable [future].”

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The latest wave of reunion speculation came after the group’s official website was updated with new merch and a “future events” section.

Asked about the unexpected website update during an interview recently, Horan replied: “I don’t know what happened there, but yeah, for the foreseeable, you know, we’re just taking a break and kind of doing our own thing.”

He then added, perhaps encouragingly for fans: “I definitely won’t rule that out because it’s the best thing… Our lives wouldn’t be the same.”

During the interview, Horan also explained why he decided to surprise-release his new single ‘This Town’ before his debut solo album is finished or even has a title. “I wanted to kind of let people know that I was up to something so they didn’t think I’d just fallen off the face of the earth,” he said. “That’s the only song that’s actually fully finished.”