‘Hotline Bling’ Deconstructed

Released in July 2015, Drake’s Hotline Bling has gone on to become a global success, landing in the Top 10 on over 20 charts throughout the world.

It is expertly crafted and features an abundance of clever characteristics and non-typical elements that heighten the song’s impact including the fusion of retro and modern-day elements, strategic backing music pulls via the “mute button” technique, and a false lyrical beginning and ending.

Hotline Bling Deconstructed takes a deep dive into the songwriting and production characteristics and techniques that made it a global hit.

To read this report:

Back to Top