Niall Horan has revealed that One Direction could come back together again in the "foreseeable future".
When asked about the band's future on The Graham Norton Show on Friday, the solo artist, 23, said: "For now we are doing our own thing. We can't put a date on it but it won't be in 50 years' time.
"It's in the foreseeable future. We've talked about it but for now we'll just play by ear and see what happens."
Following the recent release of his latest single This Town, he said that he still misses his bandmates after they went their separate ways earlier in the year.
He said: "Of course I do (miss them). We were all writing and recording, but recently I have begun to think, 'This is it now. I am writing an album for me and I am probably going to tour it on my own'."
He also dispelled rumours that the love song was written about any particular person.
Explaining that it was based on his home town in Ireland, he said: "It's sort of about Mullingar but it has a double meaning. Everything comes back to home, but there is the female aspect too.
"Everyone wants to know but it's not about anyone in particular. I've cleared that up on national television now."
Niall, who performed the single during the show, was also joined on the couch by actors Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner and comedian Chris O'Dowd.
Amy, 42, confirmed that plans to bring Disenchanted - a sequel to Disney cult film Enchanted - to the screen are in the pipeline.
And she added that she is determined to be re-cast as the same character.
"They've got a director and they are developing a script," the mother said.
"I'm hoping I am in it. I'm not going to let anyone else play Giselle."