Everyone seems to want a piece of Justin Bieber these days.
Only yesterday, Vanity Fair released a video of celebrities at the Sundance Film Festival who came together to do a dramatic reading of Bieber’s hit song “Sorry,” inspired by W Magazine’s previous dramatic reading of “Hotline Bling.”
“Jon Hamm, Don Cheadle, Elisabeth Moss, Armie Hammer, and Ellen Page are among the industry heavyweights who put their own spin on Bieber’s synthy Purpose cut, to truly hilarious results,” says MTV. “There’s Natasha Lyonne unable to conceal her grin, Nick Jonas getting dramatic as all hell, Judd Apatow half-screaming, and John Krasinski choking back tears.”
And now the British rock band The 1975 are throwing their hat in the ring. MTV reports: “‘It’s not really like the song, but it’s good,’ said lead singer Matt Healy in a quick chat with Clara Amfo before he launched into the cover. When they’d finished, Amfo confirmed that The 1975’s take sounded more like Dâm-Funk than Bieber.”
Rolling Stone‘s assessment is positive: “The band’s secret weapon, however, proved to be saxophonist John Waugh, who bleated out a slightly altered iteration of the song’s indelible synth hook and accentuated the track with several appropriately smooth ad-libs.”
Overall, it’s been a good week to say you’re “Sorry.”