Prince Surprise-Releases New LP 'Hit N Run: Phase Two'

Rocker combines previously unveiled tracks - "Baltimore," "Stare" - with studio renditions of unreleased live cuts for Tidal-only release

Prince surprise-released his new album 'Hit N Run: Phase Two' exclusively on Tidal Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty

Three months after Prince released his new LP Hit N Run: Phase One, the rocker has quickly followed that up with the surprise arrival of the album's Phase Two. The 12-track collection appeared on Tidal Saturday without any warning. Tidal users can stream Hit N Run: Phase Two now, with Prince encouraging non-users to purchase a digital copy via Jay Z's artist-friendly streaming service.

Prince's Hit N Run follow-up features a handful of previously unveiled tracks – "Baltimore," "Stare," "RockNRoll Love Affair" and "Screwdriver" – alongside songs that have been performed live but never released commercially ("Revelation," "When She Comes," "Black Muse") as well as other new cuts.

In addition to offering up his new LPs exclusively to Tidal, Prince has also opened up his massive vaults to produce a Purple Pick of the Week for subscribers; "Stare" was the inaugural unreleased Prince track to pop up on Tidal.

"After one meeting, it was obvious that Jay Z and the team he has assembled at Tidal recognize and applaud the effort that real musicians put in2 their craft 2 achieve the very best they can at this pivotal time in the music industry," Prince said in a statement after entering into his Tidal partnership. "Secondly, Tidal have honored Us with a non-restrictive arrangement that once again allows Us to continue making art in the fashion We've grown accustomed 2 and We're Extremely grateful 4 their generous support."

Hit N Run: Phase Two Track List
1. "Baltimore"
2. "RocknRoll Love Affair"
3. "2 Y. 2 D. "
4. "Look at Me, Look at U"
5. "Stare"
6. "Xtraloveable"
7. "Groovy Potential"
8. "When She Comes"
9. "Screwdriver"
10. "Black Muse"
11. "Revelation"
12. "Big City"