Prince is releasing a new album later this year called The Hit & Run Album. You’d think that with a title like that, the album would’ve been a prime candidate for the Surprise Release.
Prince’s band 3rdEyeGirl told BBC 6 Music:
"Super hardcore Prince fans that know every song he's ever recorded - we refer to them as 'The Purple Collective' or 'The Purple Army' - this album is absolutely for them, because it's super funky. [...]
It's weird, there's a lot of experimental sound. It's just hit after hit and definitely caters to those fans who just love to hear what Prince has to say, rather than wanting to always hear that classic Purple Rain Prince sound."
Earlier this week, Prince shared the video for his new single “Baltimore”. Before that he released a new song called “Hardrocklover”. Check both of those out below: