It’s no secret that pop music plays an important role in Thomas Rhett‘s life, both as a fan and as an artist. He’s known for supplying some of the most fun and funky pop covers out there, from a countrified version of Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” to Drake’s “Hotline Bling”. This time the 25-year-old has given fans a brand new take on one of the biggest pop hits of the winter.
During his visit to the Elvis Duran Live radio show earlier this week, Rhett paused from chatting to give an impressive impromptu rendition of Justin Bieber’s latest hit single, “Love Yourself.” Although the rendition starts off a little shaky due to Rhett’s backing guitarist missing a few notes, it all comes together as soon as the country star croons the first few lines.
Rhett manages to strip down one of Bieber’s most toned-down songs to its absolute core, making the lyrics and his voice the main focus. The song, which is all about saying goodbye to a self-absorbed woman, goes from an attitude-filled send off to a somewhat regretful and sad farewell. That in itself is one of Rhett’s best qualities as an artist – always knowing how to bring a sense of realism and feeling into everything he sings.
Click below to see Thomas Rhett put a country spin on Justin Bieber’s current pop hit, “Love Yourself.”