Shawn Mendes took to Twitter on Monday (March 19) to post three cryptic images, one of which displayed two dates — March 22 and March 23 — seemingly teasing new music. The tweets came a few hours after Mendes tweeted a photo of a billboard in Times Square in New York City that reads “Shawn Mendes: Coming Soon” alongside the Spotify logo.
A second photo was plastered in New York with an image of a hand-drawn flower and the hashtag #SM3.
— Shawn Mendes Updates (@ShawnMTrack) March 19, 2018
Fans have taken to Twitter to speculate what the two dates mean — and to freak the eff out.
Did shawn mendes really just tweet out a video with no audio and with two different dates on it without even giving us any explanation pic.twitter.com/cEQws14N16
— Susana (@swerveforshawn) March 19, 2018
@ShawnMendes 2 DATES? TWO SINGLES? ONE DATE FOR A SINGLE AND THE OTHER FOR THE ALBUM? ONE DATE FOR THE SINGLE AND THE OTHER FOR THE MUSIC VIDEO? WHAT? YOU CAN’T UPLOAD A VIDEO WITH NO SOUND WITH TWO DATES AND NOT EXPLAINING ANYTHING MENDES pic.twitter.com/aUwMzCNOU3
— ranya (@STILESRUIN) March 19, 2018
@ShawnMendes omg I’m dying to know more!! Are there 2 singles?? A single and the album?? SM3 and a country version?? JOKES ASIDE I AM I AM DYING I CAN’T WAIT!!
— Shawn Mendes Updates (@MendesNewsDaiIy) March 19, 2018
This also comes after fans posted screen shots of direct messages on Twitter from Island Records, who signed Mendes in 2014. The messages seemingly invite fans to an event featuring Mendes.
— ariana? (@endlessariana) March 18, 2018
The majority of fans, though, shared their excitement over new music from the Canadian crooner.
— Shawn Mendes (@shawnmondes_) March 19, 2018
— ali (@journalsbiebs) March 19, 2018
— Jessica Ladbrook. (@jayy_babyxo97) March 19, 2018
Literally the whole Mendes fandom rn pic.twitter.com/xq0XT5hYIO
— Madds (@livingforsm) March 19, 2018
— Shawn’s Leg Hair (@shawnsleghairs) March 16, 2018
— Amaijha Mendes–?– (@irlmendes1) March 19, 2018