Listen to "spiritual" here:
Earlier on Thursday, Jay Z's wife Beyonce addressed the police brutality by posting a call to action on her website and asking for a moment of silence at her Glasgow show, while projecting dozens of victims' names onstage.
Alton Sterling, 37, and Philando Castile, 32, were fatally shot by police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Falcon Heights, Minnesota, respectively, this week.
In a statement accompanying the new release, Jay Z revealed the song was made at least a year ago. "I'm saddened and disappointed in THIS America -- we should be further along. WE ARE NOT," he writes.
Read the full statement -- which includes a quote from social reformer Frederick Douglass -- below.