Surprise! Prince releases new album – 'HitNRun Phase 2'


The Purple One surprised fans by dropping a new album on Saturday with no warning.

"HitNRun Phase Two" – the second installment to "HitNRun Phase One" that was released back in September – was made available to stream and download on the music-streaming service Tidal, Pitchfork says.

The album, which Slate describes as full of "bright, dance-inflected rock," features singles he's shared before – "Baltimore," "Screwdriver," "Stare" and "RockNRoll Love Affair" – but have been reworked for the 12-track album, RollingStone says. It also includes songs that have been performed live, but never released commercially, and other new songs.

The Pioneer Press says "Phase Two" sounds much more organic than "Phase One," which got mixed reviews, and features a 16-member horn section.

Non-Tidal users can listen to clips of songs from the new album here or they can purchase both phases of "HitNRun" (totaling 23 tracks) for $14.99, Billboard notes.

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