If any album this year was designed to throw singles at the charts, it was Rae Sremmurd's SremmLife. The music seemed scientifically designed to shortcut styles in an effort to get to the hooks, to eradicate anything outside the zone of punchy fun. "This Could Be Us" is the album's fifth single, after "Up Like Trump" became the only Sremmurd record not to hit the Top 40. It feels very much like a guaranteed smash, thanks to its sticky piano melody. The only downside, for those of us old enough to remember, is that it keeps threatening to turn into Blackalicious' "Deception," a dope song of its own, but a distraction nonetheless.