05/09/2015 07:37 pm ET Updated May 09, 2015

Prince Releases New Song About Baltimore, Freddie Gray


Prince released his new protest song about Freddie Gray and Baltimore to the world on Saturday.

The track, simply titled "Baltimore," features upbeat, Prince-funky instrumentals combined with direct lyrics that deal unflinchingly with recent current events. A sample: "Does anybody hear us pray for Michael Brown and Freddie Gray?"

The release of "Baltimore" comes a day ahead of the legendary artist's performance at Sunday's Rally 4 Peace benefit concert in Baltimore, which will stream on Tidal, Jay-Z's new streaming music service.

Listen below: