Bruce Springsteen's "High Hopes" is slated to be released on January 14. However, the 64-year-old singer's new album was unexpectedly available for purchase on Amazon on Saturday, December 28.
Billboard reported that the album arrived via Amazon's mobile website as individual tracks in MP3 format. Amazon has eventually removed the record, but it has made its way onto file-sharing websites.
It's still unclear whether or not the album's early release was intentional. Representatives for Springsteen and Amazon haven't commented on the news.
Marking Springsteen's 18th studio album, "High Hopes" is mostly a collection of covers and unreleased songs from the past decade. Springsteen and The E Street Band, along with Tom Morello, recorded the album over the past year between shows on their world tour.
The late members of The E Street Band, Clarence Clemons who passed away in 2011 and Danny Federici who passed away in 2008 will also appear in some songs featured in the album.