Justin Bieber’s “Hotline Bling” Remix Is Here & Drake Would Be Proud — LISTEN
The internet has been buzzin' with reports that Justin Bieber will remix Drake's "Hotline Bling." Wonder no more, because the song is here — and you won't believe how you can listen to it! Read on for all of the details on Bieber's take of the massive hit.
The afternoon of October 30, Bieber teased that he'd remix "Hotline Bling," posting an Instagram photo with the caption, "Should I? Love to my bro @champagnepapi. Canadian boys really doing it. #PURPOSE." The image was that of Bieber, surrounded by the text "1-800-HotlineBling Remix." Well, it turns out the "Sorry" singer went for it — and, yes, you can actually hear the song over the phone.
According to Pitchfork, you can jam out to Bieber's "Hotline Bling" remix by dialing (231) 377-1113. It's an old-school, yet very thematic, way of hearing the track. And Bieber is all about surprising his fans and exploring unconventional methods of marketing, so this shouldn't seem too out of left field. If you don't feel like dialing the number, though, you can listen to the "Hotline Bling" remix via the Soundcloud embed below. (It kind of takes the fun out of the gambit, if you ask me.)
Naturally, Bieber's vocals shine in this remix. The hip-hop sound is right up his alley and he even drops a reference to his own "Where Are U Now?," asking, "Where are you now that I need ya?" "Hotline Bling" is such a big track right now that it's a challenge for anyone to cover it and stand out, but Bieber's interpretation would totally make Drake proud. It stays true to the original, while also including some signature Bieber falsetto. I have a feeling it's going to be in high rotation this weekend.
You can jam to Bieber's "Hotline Bling" by calling (231) 377-1113 or by listening to the audio embed above.