Watch Alessia Cara’s Stripped-Down Take On Drake’s ‘Hotline Bling’

The 'Here' singer covered Drizzy's track a week after getting his 'blessing.'

Hot on the heels of her breakout hit “Here” and her Taylor Swift-approved cover of “Bad Blood,” Alessia Cara has further proven why she’s an R&B force to watch with a stripped-down Drake cover.

The 19-year-old covered her fellow Canadian’s buzzing "Hotline Bling (which Lorde is also an outspoken fan of) for Australian TV Station Channel V. Accompanied by an acoustic guitarist and a drummer playing on a suitcase, Cara supplies a healthy dose of laid-back soulfulness, complete with her own fluttering vocal flourishes and riffs.

Judging by her recent Instagram activity, it appears Cara might’ve even gotten the green light to cover it from Drizzy himself. Just a week ago, she posted a pic of them hanging out at Squamish Festival, writing, “got the 6 God's blessing. all is well. I can't move my limbs.”

Cara’s debut EP, Four Pink Walls, drops Aug. 28.

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