It's the end of an era — or, rather, the release of Made In The A.M. will be the end of an era. The band known as One Direction has performed their final show ahead of their upcoming hiatus, so everything between now and the November 13 debut of Made In The A.M. is just emotional promo for the fans who have been ride or die for the group since their X Factor days. And even for the fans that came in after. Heck, it's even emotional for me, and I'm more of a fan of the band as people than I am of their music. But the question on everyone's minds as the hiatus comes ever closer is one thing and one thing along: will One Direction come back after their break up? The word hiatus implies that the break will be only temporary, but things could change. However, a new interview from the boys make it clear that, right now, they have every intention of coming back better than ever.
"I like that quote about teabags and hot water," said Liam Payne in an interview with Fabulous magazine, via The Sun. "You can only test how strong you are when you get put in hot water. We’ve been tested, but it’s actually made us stronger. We’ve actually taken a lot of strength from our fans who have never given up on us, never believed it was over. It’s not over. And yes, we’re taking a break, but we need one. We have done four tours, five albums, but we will be coming back. We don’t want this to end."
I'd love for that to come as a relief to fans, and definitive proof that we have nothing to worry about, but intentions might not have any bearing on actions. All of the boys have big plans for what they're going to do with the time they won't be spending on tour and in the studio, and, if we all remember, Zayn Malik once said that he could do this forever. (THAT LIAR.) I'm not saying that the boys are going to enjoy hanging out with her family and friends that going back to work will really feel like work to them, but they might take the time to explore other options that they might end up feeling is the better option for them than being in a band. For example, Louis Tomlinson has an upcoming stint as an X Factor judge that he's excited about, although he promises that he's not looking to find any competition for One Direction. "I’m not going to be looking for any competition. We’re coming back. No one is going to get in the way of 1D."
At this point, we have no idea what's going to happen. It's too easy to become terrified of the word hiatus when applied to a band, because you can never tell how long it's going to ask or if it's a secret death sentence to a group that you have come to know and love. However, for now, it's great to see One Direction so determined that this will not be the end of them and that, even as they talk excitedly about their plans for the break, that all four boys seem to be a united front when it comes to their future together. It's not the same kind of reassurance as, say, not going on hiatus would be, but, for now, it's enough.