'This Could be Us' by Prince Pays Tribute to the Power of the Internet

By: Meghan Young - Jun 25, 2014
References: theverge
Although Prince has been vocal about his distaste for the Internet on a number of occasions, that hasn't stopped him from letting it inspire one of his songs, 'This Could Be Us,' on his soon-to-be released solo album. Named after the meme, 'This could be us...but you playin,' which was first spotted this year in January, it is described as "a 'joyful ballad' laid over with Prince's 'ecstatic' vocals," according to The Verge.

The image that accompanies the meme was taken from his 1984 film 'Purple Rain,' showing Prince and co-star Apollonia Kotero on a motorcycle. It is interesting to note that even though Prince avoids online outlets, even he couldn't escape the allure of a good meme. 'This Could Be Us' is both clever and timely.