During their sit-down with BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge today, Liam Payne kind of oh-so-casually dropped a bombshell like no other.
1D's break is going to be two years long!
Wait. What??? We thought they were just taking the year off for a breather.
While chatting about what they have planned during their hiatus, Liam talked about having the time to write songs without their usual jam packed schedule.
He explained, "Well we're all going to take a break for a little bit first and then consider where we are in the world." Okay. Fair enough. We get it...they deserve that.
Liam continued: "I just want to write songs. That's been the most fun process out of this, except for touring, has been the writing of the songs. We're going to come back so there's something to write for as well, so for us and for other people..."
"We haven't really had time to write an album and whereas two years off...writing's not really a job, it's so much fun," he explained.
He added, "We've always had to rush it, so it's going to be nice in these two years I'm going to write a few songs and see what happens."
TWO years. So. Yeah. We'll just be curled up in a ball over in the corner. Sadface.