Craig David just went viral with Justin Bieber cover. In 2016.

Turns out, few things are better than Craig David covering Justin Bieber’s Love Yourself.

There’s almost 700,000 views on a video from Craig David’s BBC 1Xtra Live Lounge with Trevor Nelson yesterday (6 January), as he turned Bieber’s hit into something garage fans have been dreaming of.

Better than the original some have said, but make your own mind up by watching below…

The multi-platinum selling artist also performed his new single When the Bassline Drops during the session, with Big Narstie alongside.

Craig David 'When The Bassline Drops' feat Big Narstie Live Lounge

Craig David is set for a huge comeback in 2016, as he reclaims his garage crown with the help of grime master, Big Narstie.

“I am back in that 16-year-old kid mode, hungry, passionate and making music that I would want to bump in my ride and dance to,” said Craig. 

While i-D wrote, “Craig David is still the king of UK garage. He’s back and proving that he’s still untouchable.” With Notion adding, “David’s comeback is set to be a major cultural moment.”

2015 also saw the returning star collaborate with the likes of Chase & Status, Diplo, Goldlink, Kaytranada, Bonkaz, Katy B and Shy FX, as well as sold out gigs and hotly-tipped festival appearances.

Catch Craig David live at London’s KOKO on 3 March, book now at