Yep, you heard it right: King of Funk Prince teamed up with UK pop starlet Rita Ora on a new track called “This Could Be Us,” and they’re using the World Wide Web as their muse. Inspired by the #ThisCouldBeUsButYouPlayin’ Meme of Prince and Apollonia cruising on a motorcycle in the 1984 movie Purple Rain, the track will be featured on his much-awaited upcoming solo album.
In a recent interview with the Minneapolis’ Star Tribune, Prince let reporter Jon Bream listen to the new jam, which Bream later called “a joyful ballad with some ecstatic Prince vocalizing.” Find out more about Prince’s new album after the jump.
Prince also seemed a bit frustrated about how slow the release of his album is moving along.
“Every No. 1 song, every Top 10 song, every song in the Top 40 is at least six months old,” stated Prince. “We should be able to make music and put it out now.”
Well, Prince: As eager as you are to put this track out in the world, we are twice as excited to listen to it! Keep your eyes peeled right here on Idolator for more news on the song, as as well as the upcoming record.
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