Craig David is more than making up for all that time he’s been absent from the airwaves.
Back in December, he was the best thing about The X Factor final, basically stealing the show from finalists Reggie n Bollie and Louisa Johnson. Now the 34-year-old’s gone and done it again, performing his own version of the current UK number one and totally owning it.
The song in question is Justin Bieber’s Love Yourself – an acoustic track transformed by David into a garage hit with awesome results and a tongue-tripping rap.
Better than Bieber? Twitter certainly thought so.
No one is telling me the @CraigDavid live lounge of 'Love Yourself' isn't better than the original from Bieber. It's so good!
— Sam White (@samualwhite) January 7, 2016
@CraigDavid Has smashed that Bieber song!!! ????????????
— Travis Brewer (@7Travisb) January 7, 2016
Craig David does Justin Bieber better than Justin Bieber. https://t.co/JkpqhREoRS
— ⚫️⚪️ (@Words0nAScreen) January 7, 2016
That Craig David cover of Love yourself is an absolute tune,he smashed that cover without doubt,defiantly better than Bieber’s version??
— ⚒ AL ⚒ (@6_AaronLee) January 7, 2016
It’s decided then. 2016 is the year of Craig David.