Ed Sheeran gave his fans a New Year’s Day treat on Sunday, announcing on social media that he’ll be releasing new music later this week.
In a brief video clip, the British singer-songwriter is seeing silently holding up a handwritten sign with the message, “New music coming Friday!!” After giving a little wave to the camera, Sheeran awkwardly looks around before putting the piece of paper in his mouth and dropping it.
Hello 2017… pic.twitter.com/1UyjpgoFbo
— Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran) January 1, 2017
In December 2015, Sheeran announced that he would be cutting social media out of his life. “I’m taking a break from my phone, emails and all social media for a while,” he wrote. “I’m taking this opportunity of me not having to be anywhere or do anything to travel the world and see everything I’ve missed.”
After a year-long absence, the musician resurfaced on social media last month, posting a cryptic blue image to his Twitter and Instagram accounts.
Sheeran’s most recent album, x, was released in June 2014.