Drake’s spin on D.R.AM.’s “Cha Cha” has given the jam new life on “Hotline Bling.” Finding its way onto playlists and the Billboard Hot 100, Drizzy proved yet again his prowess for etching infectious tracks into our memories. But newcomer and fellow Canada native Alessia Cara just did us all one better by giving us an acoustic version.
Backed by drums and a guitar, the 19-year-old singer – who readily praises the “6 God” – offers a slowed-down alternative to Drake’s repeat-worthy song, in case you need a change of pace. Adding in her own riffs, Alessia sprinkles “Hotline Bling” with her smooth vocals and returns to her YouTube cover beginnings. The result is essentially a win for Drake, Alessia, and everyone.
Play Alessia Cara’s live acoustic cover of Drake’s “Hotline Bling” below. You’re welcome.