Blake Shelton threw a country music curve ball Friday morning on the Today show.

The megastar surprised fans with the announcement of a brand-new album called Bringing Back the Sunshine, set for release on Sept. 30.

Today also revealed the effort’s cover art, which features sun rays beaming on a water tower in Blake’s hometown of Ada, Okla.

The album follows Blake’s Based on a True Story, which has sold more than one million copies to date to become the ninth best-selling album of 2013.

No word on a track list for Bringing Back the Sunshine.