Buzzing Canadian singer Alessia Cara is tearing up the charts with her breakout hit “Here.” While on a promo trip to Australia the 19-year-old stopped by Channel [V] and gave them a special performance cover of Drake’s buzzing single “Hotline Bling.”
She transforms the song into a soulful coffee shop-ready jam. Backed by strummed acoustic guitar and gentle drums, Cara offers a soulful, jazzy take on Drake’s emotive lyrics. She adds texture to the chorus, her powerful voice supplying trills and fluttering details that make the version very much her own.
Cara ran into Drake at the Squamish Festival earlier this month. “got the 6 God’s blessing. all is well. I can’t move my limbs,” she said.
Watch her put her spin on the 6 God below: