Prince! How do I love thy purple majesty? Let me count the ways. For starters: In addition to being an incredibly talented singer/songwriter/musician/guitar prodigy and sexy muthafucka, you have named a new song after my favorite meme.
Yes, I'm a little bit obsessed with the sometimes romantic, often pornographic, pipe-dream-oriented "This Could Be Us But You Playing" meme. And apparently, Prince digs it too.
Prince explained that the next song, "This Could Be Us," was inspired by a meme of him and Apollonia riding on a motorcycle, clearly a scene taken from the 1984 movie "Purple Rain." It's a joyful ballad with some ecstatic Prince vocalizing.
HRH Prince himself was all, "Let's go crazy, let's get nuts" and tweeted:
— 3RDEYEGIRL (@3RDEYEGIRL) June 23, 2014
Ahhhhh. So good.
As James Cook at the Daily Dot points out, Prince was slow to embrace the internet; in 2010 he declared the Internet "over," remarking "all these computers and digital gadgets are no good. They just fill your head with numbers and that can't be good for you." But now he's tweeting! And embracing "this could be us." Next up: Prince creates a set of sexy purple emoji?