Listen: Kalle Mattson covers “Hotline Bling”

"Hotline Bling" gets romantic

Underneath the bravado of Drake’s anthemic rap track “Hotline Bling” lies a surprisingly romantic tune.

Leave it up to the prince of smooth Kalle Mattson to take the viral R&B hit and turn it into something truly touching. Stripping away all the self-assurances and ego, Mattson delivers a buoyant folk ballad that can hold it’s own as a modern day love story.

Check it out in the player above.