But apparently, only three of the boys were craving the solo life, one of them never was.
Unsurprisingly, that one was Niall "Let's Get The Band Back Together" Horan.
Despite achieving ~major~ success with his single "Slow Hands", the Irish singer has revealed that he never actually wanted to go solo.
"There was never a point where I thought about [going solo]," he said during the cover interview for Notion magazine.
"I wasn’t even planning on it at the start of last year, but then I just started writing songs because that’s what I knew how to do, and then I was like, ‘You know what? I like these songs; they’re very me’. So I showed them to management, and here we are."
Well it's good to see that the solo thang is working out for Niall 'cos it doesn't look like the band will be reuniting any time soon!
Liam is currently on the promo trail for his debut single, Harry is about to embark upon an international tour and Louis is ~teasing~ upcoming music.
S'all good though, all four lads needa enjoy some solo time and then they'll be ready to bless us with more 1D tunes (we hope!).