Prince has recorded a new song for the people of Baltimore

A release date is yet to be set for the track responding to civil unrest throughout the US city

Prince has recorded a new song as a tribute to the people of Baltimore.

A publicist for the singer-songwriter has confirmed the new track was written in response to the civil unrest throughout the US city and also addresses political and social issues throughout the country as a whole.

Prince’s Paisley Park Studios are yet to announce a release date.

Confrontations in the US city began following the funeral of African-American man, Freddie Gray, on Monday (April 27). Gray, 25, died on April 19, a week after he was injured while being taken in to police custody. As BBC News reports, Baltimore later declared a state of emergency amid the increasingly violent clashes, which has seen 15 officers injured.

Last month Prince unveiled the brand new, surprise single ‘What If?’

The singer premiered the track on Louisville radio station WFPK, to mark starting the US leg of his Hit and Run tour.

Prince started 2015 with a surprise performance at London’s KOKO, playing a lengthy set that included some of his biggest hits. The private show, which was in support of the charity Autism Rocks, attracted big names in the audience including Noel Gallagher and Zane Lowe.

Prince took to the stage at 10pm with his backing band 3RDEYEGIRL and launched into ‘Purple Rain’, before playing all of his greatest hits for more than two hours. “We’re gonna play 14 hits in a row,” he told the crowd. “Then if you’re still standing we’ll play some more.”