Drake’s “Hotline Bling” goes to church with a gospel cover from Anthony Hamilton and The Hamiltones

Anthony Hamilton and The Hamiltones decided to get together backstage this week and film a freestyle gospel version of Drake’s “Hotline Bling”. Offering a decidedly different take on hip hop’s biggest viral hit of 2015, the soulful collective tackle the track acapella, backed by nothing but some hand-clapping, finger-snapping soul and take-em-to-church adlibs.

Hamilton was down in Australia last year with his group as part of the inaugural Soulfest and instantly won fans over with the charming southern hospitality that rings through contemporary soul tracks like “Charlene” and “Comin’ From Where I’m From”; this cover of “Hotline Bling” feels perfectly in line with what we’ve come to expect from him, and even though The Hamiltones are doing most of the work here, it has us greatly anticipating new material from the man. Watch below.

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Chris Singh

Chris Singh is the Deputy Editor of the AU review and a freelance travel writer. You can reach him on Instagram by following @chrisdsingh.

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