The pop star shared an Instagram post over the weekend that showed one of his paintings along with the caption: “11am GMT tomorrow. A Christmas present.”
A new single would mark Sheeran’s first release in almost 18 months. His last new music was 2019’s No 6 Collaborations Project, which featured guest spots from Stormzy, Justin Bieber, Cardi B, Camila Cabello and more.
An Instagram Story on Sheeran’s account shared the same message, along with a brief clip of him holding his guitar.
Sheeran recently donated an artwork to an auction raising money for young people and children in need.
The auction marked the first and only time one of Sheeran’s paintings has gone on sale. He has previously said he paints purely for enjoyment.
In November, it was reported that Sheeran donated £10,000 to the hospital that cared for his late grandmother, which will go towards buying musical instruments for patients with dementia, special needs and audiovisual disabilities.
Earlier this year, he donated £170,000 to his former school to provide key equipment for students.