Despite the indefinite hiatus One Direction is currently on, we鈥檝e been hearing plenty from the 1D boys, with this week being especially action-packed: Zayn Malik released THE聽song of the summer and Liam Payne became the proud papa of a baby boy. Refusing to be outdone, it鈥檚 Harry Styles that now has the Interwebs freaking out thanks to a super mysterious 30-second teaser vid.

First airing during a The Voice commercial break in Britain, the clip showcases Styles walking through some dark smoke, making his way to a mysterious door, which he opens to reveal a huge ray of light. The camera then cuts from the 23-year-old鈥檚 tattooed arm to his enchanting green eyes, and then, darkness. 鈥淎pril 7th鈥 flashes on the screen, leaving us simultaneously giddy and irked.

What does it all mean? A quick scroll through Twitter reveals one common prediction: Styles will finally be gifting us with a solo single. Given that the singer signed a solo recording contract with 1D鈥檚 label, Columbia Records, last summer, it would make sense. According to E!, the heartthrob has even registered FOUR solo tracks with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. It鈥檚 all very promising indeed!

Styles kept with the cryptic with another baffling hint in the form of the three blank Instagram snaps he shared last night. That鈥檚 right: completely white squares with no visuals and no captions. Except鈥he snaps do serve as a sort of divider, cutting off his previous posts. Could they be clearing the slate to usher in a new era? We sure hope so! Whatever happens two weeks from now, though, it鈥檚 clear the 1D fandom will be more than pleased as they haven鈥檛 stopped freaking out since the video first aired.

The date that Taylor Swift鈥檚 ex-beau decided to share his news is also sparking some buzz, with some accusing the singer of trying to steal Payne鈥檚 thunder (he announced the babe鈥檚 birth yesterday, despite having welcomed him into the world on March 22). It also just so happens to be the same date Malik make his exit from the band two years ago AND the one year anniversary of when dropped his own firs solo album, Mine Is Mine.

Looks like you鈥檝e got some competition, boys! Let the games begin!

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(h/t E!, photo via Jason Merritt/Getty)