P.E.I.—Grade 11 student Jordan Wexler recently discovered a new song he thinks will be a big hit. “Have you heard Purple Rain by Adam Levine?” asked Wexler. “It’s totes amazing!”
Wexler first heard the song after getting a text from his friend. “Chelsea sent me a Kik message with the link. I was blown away.”
The video shows Levine in a live setting. Patrick Monahan provides additional vocals while his band, Train, backs the singers.
“Howard Stern is in the clip, too,” said Wexler. “I don’t know why. I didn’t even know that guy was still around. Anyway, Purple Rain is blowing up on Yik Yak.”
Wexler predicts the tune will go far . “It’s the best song of 2016! Cover versions are already showing up online.
Wexler’s one concern is that the song will be co-opted by older artists. “Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam and some guy named Jimmy Buffer [sic] did versions. I hope Drake or Ariana Grande cover it, too. Otherwise, people will start to think of it as part of that shitty classic rock genre.”