Bryson Tiller
Singer-songwriter Bryson Tiller performs onstage during the 2016 Daytime Village at the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the Las Vegas Village. Getty

R&b sensation Bryson Tiller has stunned fans by dropping his album True to Self a month ahead of schedule. The Kentucky-born singer had been due to unveil the 19-track project on 23 June but released it without any prior warning on Friday (26 May).

Announcing the surprise debut on Twitter, he told his 1.2 million followers: "I know we said June 23rd... but I say we Set it Off Tonight!! ALBUM."

Tiller will be hoping his latest offering can surpass the success of his debut album TRAPSOUL, which peaked at number 11 on the Billboard 200 chart in the US following its release in October 2015.

News of the early release threw fans into a frenzy with many taking to streaming services in droves to listen to the new LP.

A quick scan of social media and the general consensus is the album, which features collaborations with the likes of Boi-1da, T-Minus, WondaGurl, is another winner.

But some fans were underwhelmed.

"There's some stuff you hear and it holds you over until something else new comes out," Tiller previously said of the 90s-influenced LP which samples the heavyweights including SWV, 112, and Mary J. Blige.

"Those songs actually make you feel something. That's why I love 1990s music so much."

Of the released three tracks he released this month, only Somethin Tells Me made the final cut.

After spending last year playing sold-out shows in venues across the globe, the 24-year-old is expected to perform his new material in the UK in July when he plays a slot at London's Wireless Festival alongside the stars including Zara Larsson and Chance The Rapper.