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Hear Justin Bieber’s Hotline-Released ‘Hotline Bling’ Cover

Singer’s surprise Drake cover is one phone call away

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LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 09: Singer Justin Bieber performs onstage during 102.7 KIIS FM's 2015 Wango Tango at StubHub Center on May 9, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images For 102.7 KIIS FM's Wango Tango)

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Just two days after the debut of the Purpose track list, Justin Bieber has tacked his own remix on to the ever-growing list of remakes of Drake‘s “Hotline Bling.” For Bieber’s take, listeners can call the number (231) 377-1113 or listen to the track below.

Bieber released his hotline digits on his social media accounts after Instagramming a photo of himself holding a tennis racket with “1-800-HotlineBling Remix” emblazoned across it. “Should I?” he wrote in the photo’s caption. “Love to my bro @champagnepapi. Canadian bros really doing it.”

After dialing the number, Bieber launches directly into a lo-fi, short skit before his cover. “What do you mean it’s not like that? Oh, you’re sorry?” the singer says over the track’s beat. “Well, where are you now that I need you? But girl, lemme just tell you something.”

For Bieber, “Hotline Bling” transforms from a tale about an ex-girlfriend who left moved out of the city to a more heartbreaking story of an ex who cheated on him. “You used to call him on his cell phone, when you couldn’t reach my love,” he sings

At the end of the call, an operator briefly plugs Purpose, due out November 13th, before offering the option to “stay in touch with Justin’s bling bling.”

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