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Listen: Sondre Lerche – “Hotline Bling” (Drake Cover)

“What the world needs now, is not yet another cover of ‘Hotline Bling,’ sweet lord.”

Dec 23, 2015 Bookmark and Share


At the end of every year Norwegian singer/songwriter Sondre Lerche tends to cover one of the year's big hits. This year he has chosen Drake's megahit "Hotline Bling." His cover is below.

Lerche wrote a note on Soundcloud to explain the cover:

"Produced, mixed and mastered by Matias Téllez at Skogen Studio. Cover image by Paal Strand.

What the world needs now, is not yet another cover of 'Hotline Bling,' sweet lord. But there's no other huge song of 2015 I had wanted to sing more than Drake's irrational, wounded instant classic. So deal with it, and I'll at least spare you any further analysis, except to say it's a truly magnetic piece of music. My version was produced, recorded and mixed by Matias Tellez ('Hotline Bling' is one of his favorite songs of the year too) last night in Bergen, Norway in a mere 10 dark hours. At the end of the night we were quite fried, borderline hallucinating, and a nod to Milton Nascimento's immortal 'Clube Da Esquina No 2' snuck into the outro. I believe this is the sixth annual Christmas cover I share with my dear followers and fans, who continue to be spirited, loyal, engaging and full of wonder as our paths cross out there, on and off stage, in various spheres and in the songs themselves. Thank you for listening, caring and sharing my music where you are. It matters to me. Everything does. Here's to yet another year that hopefully, despite terrifying, dark forces seeking to corrupt and confuse, will see us inspire each other to even greater heights, above, beyond.

Happy holidays & thanks for listening.

All the best,
-SL"

(Via Stereogum



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THHM Drake Quotes
January 5th 2016
2:47pm

Everything that Drake says in Hotline bling is right. Why is it that once love gets destroyed, you become a completely different person. You knew who you were before you fell out of love. Now that you are back to being by yourself, you change?

This isn’t the way that people should get to. They shouldn’t be so opposite of who they were before. It is possible that they might wake up one day and think to themselves, why did I travel down a path I never wanted to travel down.

It is important to know that once you change yourself, you will end up missing a lot about the old you. You may lower yourself to a level that would never happen before. Your morals will come back around. You will find yourself regretting what you represented as a person.

If this happens, the world will seem like a different place. Life might get harder for you. Things that you didn’t realize you had before, will come back to haunt you into thinking that you should have just kept what you had.

Life is too short to be un-happy. Know all the good and work on getting rid of the bad. Don’t just drop everything if there are a few bad things that you are too inpatient to try and fix. Married or not, your companion might be the best thing that ever happened to you. Problems aren’t solved by getting rid of your partner just because of a few things he or she did. Solve your problems by figuring out how to bring them down to a minimum.

Be the bigger person and try for once. Don’t think everything is given to you on a silver platter. Realize all that is good and appreciate it. You might find out that some of those wrong things that are happening aren’t such a big deal.

Don’t ever drop yourself from something that is real. It can never be perfect and that is what makes a lot of things real. It is up to you to decide whether the trash didn’t get taken out the night before or the dishes didn’t get done, how those things should be weighed out as actual problems.

Adam Safar
January 14th 2016
6:54pm

Drake is one of my favorite artists right now. He explains a lot about how a girl he loved so much used him. She never knew what she had. After he became famous for the real words he felt about it, she probably wanted him more than ever. That to me is fake. He wasn’t a somebody until the public made him one. That is when she seen the popularity of who he is. He was just a rodent in her eyes and what he said to her didn’t mean crap to her. Funny how these things turn out huh. Now she has to spend forever knowing that she could have had the fame too if she wasn’t so selfish and dumb. He probably regrets ever having a heart for someone like that.