Among the tracks supposedly featured on the LP are an electro-funk balled entitled “The Gold Standard”, a remix of the 3rdEyeGirl track “Funk ‘n’ Roll”, a collaboration with UK singer Rita Ora that features rapping, and “This Could Be Us”, which was inspired by the meme from Purple Rain. That’s right, a meme set to music.
To prove that last one is an actual thing on Planet Earth, Prince tweeted out a link to download a 36-second snippet of the track. From the snippet, it’s a sweet and sensuous ballad mixing bits of blues piano, gospel harmonies, and the Purple One’s signature falsetto. And, yes, he does actually croon, “This could be us, but you playing.”
Download it now via Dropbox.
No word yet on release dates for either the Prince or 3rdEyeGirl albums. Prince is also set to a release a 30th anniversary reissue of Purple Rain sometime this year.
And just because…