The Flicker of hope that One Direction will reunite might be extinguished if a new Niall Horan interview is any indication.

The "Slow Hands" singer, who released his debut album Flicker earlier this year, told The Daily Star in an interview published earlier today (December 14) that he's already looking ahead to his next collection of work, which he'll workshop while touring Flicker songs in 2018.

“I’d say over the course of the year I’ll start writing. With jamming at sound checks and things like that, things always come up – little riffs and bits and pieces," he said.

Horan's former 1D bandmates Zayn and Harry Styles have also released debut solo albums since the group decided to take an indefinite break in 2016, while Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne are likely not far behind.

In May, Horan, himself, told The Sun a One Direction reunion is imminent.

“It’s been a year and a bit already [since the hiatus]," he said. "We don’t want to put a time on it… You know I’m going to probably end up touring, Harry will probably end up doing the same, probably Liam, probably Louis. That’s a year. Time adds up...but when that phone call does come, no matter whoever it comes from, we’re back again.”

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