Donna Missal - Hotline Bling (Drake Cover)

12/14/2015 Tunes For Loons 0 Comments

The stellar covers continue this week. First, the universe gave us Brika's Sorry, and now this. Press play and listen to this girl slaughter Drake's Hotline Bling. I had never heard of Donna Missal until now, but from here on I vow to stalk her all over the nation. For starters she has a technically flawless voice. Simon Cowell would probably drool on the floor Terri Schiavo style if Donna opened her mouth in his presence. Secondly, there's a rawness to this cover that I rarely hear. It's the kind of thing where a singer opens their mouth and it's so emotional u feel like your minuscule soul is being crushed. Kind of like when the Grinch Who Stole Christmas' heart thaws out.*** Examples of these artists include Amy Winehouse, Janis, & Otis Redding. And fucking Donna Missal you guys. Idk, maybe I am being Buzzfeed hyperbolic, but listen to that final screamy chorus and tell me you aren't a die-hard convert of Hotline Bling. I know you loved it when Donald Trump was flailing around to it on SNL, but this takes it to new heights! Ah Drizzy, always being bested by soulful ladies. And Serena Williams.

**I guess I am the Grinch in the metaphor. If my reaction to the Christmas music in Bloomingdale's yesterday is any gauge, I would say this is spot on.