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After a very quiet 2016 in which Ed Sheeran basically vanished from the face of the earth, he left a New Years message on Twitter for fans. And it wasn’t just any message: he announced, via a handwritten sign, that he will be releasing new music Friday. Yes, this Friday, January 6.

In 2015, Sheeran announced that he would be taking a break from social media. Exactly one year later, he changed his Twitter and Instagram icons to a blue square, and posted pictures of said blue square on both sites with no caption. The color scheme for an upcoming album, perhaps? Whatever it is, fans will be waiting for Friday with bated breath.

Check out his tweet below.