First of all Harry Styles took a step into Hollywood with his debut movie role in Dunkirk, and Zayn Malik has made a real name for himself as a solo artist, with his debut solo album hitting the top of the charts globally.
And now it seems that the latest One Direction star to give this whole solo career thing a go is Niall Horan, who is reportedly set to drop a new single pretty sharpish.
-- amelia. (@purposeofziam) September 29, 2016
Twitter was awash with over-excited 1D fans as a now-deleted post made by the Radio Disney account said they would be playing Niall's supposed new single called This Town.
Some have suspected that it was a scheduled tweet that was set live too early by mistake and the track has yet to be unveiled.
Luckily for everyone on Twitter, the social media post was screengrabbed by several quick-fingered fans, who then shared it and got the excitement building.
Some fans also claimed Niall, 23, is now listed as an artist on Apple Music and Spotify.
-- One Direction News (@1D_24hNews) September 29, 2016
Niall, who reportedly recently signed a record contract with Capitol Records, has yet to comment or confirm the news of a track coming soon, but the tweet has sent his fans into meltdown.
-- Drea? (@andreakossen123) September 29, 2016
THIS IS THE BEST THING IVE EVER HEARD AND I HAVENT EVEN HEARD THE SONG YET #ThisTown
-- chloe (@sparkluh) September 29, 2016
YALL WE ARE ACTUALLY GOING TO GET SOLO NIALL IM SO READY #ThisTown
-- BrianaoLacey (@disneyhoran93) September 29, 2016
-- greta & niall. (@correredaniall) September 29, 2016
-- Perez (@ThePerezHilton) September 29, 2016
-- One Direction (@OneDrecti0nFans) September 29, 2016
-- alyssa (@narryisart) September 29, 2016
-- johanna?? (@johannatrouve) September 29, 2016
"Harry magazine pictures"
-- Yossma|| (@almightyhazza94) September 29, 2016
-- jo ? (@wxlvesnarry_) September 29, 2016
Me: "I'm gonna get up early and go get food before school"
*something Niall related happens*
-- brooklyn? (@foodphanwifi) September 29, 2016
I CALLED RD AND ASKED IF NIALLS RELEASING A SONG AND THE GIRL HESITATED AND SAID "IM ASSUMING SOON, OKAY?" #thistown
-- claire :) (@sassybandgirl) September 29, 2016
-- elle // .*? . :*??? (@brotank_niall) September 29, 2016
One Direction - Niall, Harry, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne (Zayn left the band last year) - are currently on hiatus, and each are focusing on their own projects for now.