One Direction will use their hiatus to write new material.
The 'Little Things' hitmakers are preparing to embark on a long break, and Liam Payne is looking forward to having the time to pen songs for the group that they can be really proud of.
He told HELLO! magazine: "The best thing about the break is that we get more time to write music.
"We haven't had as much time as we would have liked on all our albums because they've happened so fast.
"So it's going to be interesting to see how it differs having a lot of time.
"There's definitely a massive hope for us to come back together and we definitely feel that.
"Who knows when that will be, but there will be a lot of music waiting."
And the group - which also includes Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan - are also looking forward to finally having the chance to properly celebrate their achievements.
Liam said: "We have so much to celebrate, the great work our fans have done and how hard we've worked over the years.
"We haven't really stopped to think or look at all the different things we've achieved.
"You get told different things all the time but you kind of forget, which is sad. I want to sit down and go, 'Woah, what just happened?'"
Louis added: "It will take a little gap for us to realise what's gone on."