By Maureen Lee Lenker
September 01, 2017 at 01:28 PM EDT
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The wait is over Sam Smith fans.

The British singer-songwriter has officially announced a release date for new music, which is likely to be the first single off his follow up to his Grammy winning debut In the Lonely Hour.

On Friday morning, the singer shared Instagram photos of two mysterious billboards that appeared overnight in Los Angeles and London.

The billboards feature a photo of Smith with the date Sept. 8 and the Spotify logo, suggesting that his latest music will debut on the streaming platform.

Fans have been anticipating this for some time. Less than 24 hours before the cryptic billboards appeared, Smith teased in a note on Instagram that “the wait is so nearly over. Something is coming very very very soon.”

Back in June, the Oscar winning artist shared photos of himself in the recording studio alongside frequent collaborator Jimmy Napes (“The Writing’s on the Wall”). He had also previously posted a photo of himself with renowned music producer Timbaland.

Smith’s return to music has been nearly three years in the making. Apart from his Oscar winning Bond theme, he hasn’t released music since his 2014 debut album, which earned him four Grammys, international accolades, and a sold-out concert tour.

He was forced to cancel some of his tour dates due to a vocal cord hemorrhage that required surgery but was on the mend soon after.

Ever since fans have wondered when he might return to the recording studio — and it looks like they finally have an answer.

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