Prince Releases Surprise Album, 'HITNRUN Phase Two'

The singer had a special treat for unsuspecting fans.

— -- Only three months after he released "HITNRUN: Phase One," Prince surprised fans Saturday with another musical installment.

"HITNRUN: Phase Two" is 12 more songs from the "Purple Rain" singer, featuring his group, The New Power Generation. The new album also includes previously released tracks, "Baltimore" and "Screwdriver."

Prince announced the album, which took four years to create and features a 16-piece horn section, via Twitter, saying, "PLEASE EVERYONE PURCHASE THE PRODUCT AFTER LISTENING."

As fans have gotten a taste of the new music, available exclusively on Tidal, Prince has gone to Twitter to praise the album.

"I love love love it. smile I have no complaints!" he said.