Adele: I Want to Do ‘Hotline Bling’ Remix With Drake

23 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Adele Wants To Remix “Hotline Bling” So Drake Should Remix These Adele Songs In Return.

As many astute memes have observed, two of 2015’s biggest hits – Drake’s “Hotline Bling” and Adele’s “Hello” – share a lyrical and emotional wavelength, as if the musicians are singing back and forth about their failed relationship. I need you to sit down and steady your breathing, because I’m about to give you a gift beyond all your wildest dreams: Adele wants to remix the Drake song “Hotline Bling.” That’s right everybody, somebody up there in the sky heard the prayers you didn’t even know you were sending out, and your music mom wants to work with your music dad.Adele – who last week launched her third album, 25 – has been channelling Drake’s dance moves from the video – which sparked a flurry of memes on it’s release. “I had a drink like three weeks ago [with] my best friends – in fact, it was to celebrate ‘Hello’,” she said. “And I was off my face because I don’t really drink anymore, and they’ve got a video of me dancing to it on a coffee table as well.” We’ve got a regular celebrity Parent Trap on our hands, except that we’re not looking to get Adele and Drake married to each other — just their voices romantically co-mingling on a track.

Speaking to etalk’s Danielle Graham, Adele revealed that she is a big fan of the song and sings it when she is drunk. “I really want us to do an official remix,” Adele said. “I love Drake. And, even though it’s a dream that I personally didn’t know I was allowed to be drifting into, it’s apparently one that Adele has quietly been working toward on her own, as she told eTalk in a recent interview that she has her eye on “Hotline Bling” for a tasty little remix.

Although “Hello” has been described as a song “about my relationship with everyone that I love,” and not an “ex-relationship” or “love relationship,” it’s difficult to agree. Adele is seeking closure from a past romantic relationship, calling this man “a thousand times” to tell him she’s “sorry for everything [she’s] done,” but only receiving silence instead. “Hotline Bling” is similar, a song about the dissolution of a romantic relationship, where Drake wonders about a woman who’s been doing well without him. “Cause ever since I left the city / You started wearing less and going out more / Glasses of champagne out on the dance floor / Hanging with some girls I’ve never seen before,” Drake croons, the sequence sounding like a late-night thirst scroll through this woman’s Instagram feed. Artists as disparate as Justin Bieber, Sufjan Stevens and Sam Smith with Disclosure have tackled the Drake track, and both Demi Lovato and Rick Ross have added their twists to the Adele ballad. “This may be one of the biggest records in the history of our time,” Ross told Rolling Stone of his remix. “We needed a warm record. I felt like I had something to say on it.” 2015 may not bring everything that Back to the Future II promised it would: flying cars, self-lacing shoes, we don’t see ’em happening over the next 12 months. (Then again, don’t bet against Nike.) But this year will definitely pack plenty of punch when it comes to cultural happenings.

Mad Max will roar back out of the apocalypse while Mad Men rides off into the sunset, rock’s Antichrist Superstar and hip-hop’s Yeezus will rise again. Sure, the internet predictably responded to the phone’s inclusion through GIFs and memes, but the device conveyed a point: This was a part of Adele’s life that no longer existed; a part that was obsolete. “But it don’t matter, it clearly doesn’t tear you apart anymore,” Adele sings as the song ends.

The phone calls are never answered, and therefore the closure never really comes. “Hotline Bling” attempts to ignore longing through distraction, Drake dancing (and dancing and dancing and dancing) in a room that pulsates with vibrant colors. Although the lyrics are actually melancholic, they almost become a joke in the context of the video, the singer transforming his hands into phones and dancing in a manner that reminds you of your father, uncle or grandfather.

Drake’s downplaying what he’s singing about as if to say, “I’m actually doing fine, too, and look — I’ve even met someone new!” But once the club lights turn on and everybody heads home, Drake is lonely and stressed out all over again, never initiating conversation with this woman, awaiting a late-night call that may or may not ever come. “Hotline Bling” isn’t addressing longing in some new and profound way, but it’s so contemporary in its presentation, which is why it works. We’ve all been there before, romanticizing and immortalizing a person’s past self that we fell in love with, while taking the more masochistic route of keeping in touch with them, scrolling through their social media feeds searching for answers when they’re only a call away.

Just two albums have sold more than half a million copies in the space of a week – Take That’s ‘Progress’ in 2010, and Oasis’s ‘Be Here Now’ which sold 695,761 after going on sale in August 1997. Drake has yet to comment on the offer of an Adele remix but did post the following image of an animated version of himself and the singer on Instagram yesterday: Since her debut album 19, we’ve come to expect a certain narrative from Adele: the hopeless romantic who’s at times bitter or scornful, but unflinching in her vulnerability. It’s as if she’s having a conversation with you, sharing some of her most personal experiences not because she wants to, but because she has to for her own sake — her own sanity.

Realizing that your life is no longer what it was several weeks, months or years ago is the easy part, but coming to terms with that is where the challenge lies. “Hello” is the acceptance of longing; of understanding that it’s an inevitable experience you’re going to endure, and how horrible it’ll make you feel.

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