“Hotline Bling” can be a song by Canadian rapper Drake. It was digitally released as being a single on July 31, 2015. Produced by Ryan Ransom, the song’s instrumental heavily samples R&B singer Timmy Thomas’ 1972 song “Why Can’t We Live Together”. Upon release, it received various comparisons to “Cha Cha” by American rapper D.R.A.M., which Drake had expressed fascination with remixing, with Rap-Up calling it a “quasi-cover” of D.R.A.M.’s song. Drake first literally song as well as “Charged Up”, and “Right Hand” on “OVO Sound Radio” Episode 2, a plan on Apple Music, on July 26, 2015. The song continues to be widely paid by a variety of different artists, including British recording artists Disclosure and Sam Smith together from the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge inside the United Kingdom. The music video is, at its most elementary level, a compilation of clips of him dancing in white and otherwise empty rooms with colorful lighting.
“Hotline Bling” has reached number 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming Drake’s first top-10 single into two years, at the same time becoming his highest-charting single as being a lead artist (tied with “Best I Ever Had”). The song’s music video was already released on October 19, 2015 via Apple Music, and later on on Vevo.