Ok, well, we know that headline right up there ^^^ is not for everyone.
We get it.
But hey, if you like two of the following three things — Justin Bieber, reggae, or “Hotline Bling” by Drake — then maybe you’ll be pleased as punch to know that the Biebs took matters into his own hands over the weekend at Marine Tavern in Laguna Beach, California. In what seemed like an impromptu performance (but with, uhhhhh, a full band), Bieber threw down the Number 1 meme-pop track of 2015 with some smooth reggae splashes, and like the video of Noel and Damon singing Gorillaz tunes last night in London, it appears someone edited a bunch of clips together for one kinda-sorta extended version.
It’s like a remix and a mashup and a cover all rolled into one. Watch it below, via SPIN via Complex via TMZ, and check out Bieber’s recent remix of “Hotline Bling” here.
In the meantime, Bieber’s Purpose tour kicks off in March and hits the TD Garden in Boston on May 10. Hopefully this cover will creep its way into the set list. With or without the reggae.