Warning: If you’re still in denial about One Direction going on hiatus, you may not want to watch the following video.
Yes, as Liam Payne confirmed in a recent interview, the world’s most beloved boy band is taking an extended break to pursue solo projects, but they’re not leaving their fans without a final dose of 1D at its finest.
The "History" music video – which saw a surprise realease this morning – is a sentimental stroll down memory lane, with a montage that spans the group’s career from the time they were first discovered on The X Factor in 2010 to their farewell performance on the same stage last month.
The clip certainly helps soften the blow, but it also serves as a reminder that fans may want to brace themselves for the possibility that this is the last time they’ll see the remaining four members of One Direction performing together as a group.
Breakup rumors have been circulating ever since Zayn Malik quit the band last year, and the fact that the lads have refused to set a return date isn’t terribly encouraging.
We know they won’t be back in 2016, and insiders say it looks like they won’t be reuniting in 2017, either.
For now, it looks like all the Directioners of the world can do is enjoy the video for "History" and hope for the best: