When we think of Justin Bieber, we think of dance-friendly radio hits… not necessarily coffeehouse singer-songwriter tunes. On Thursday morning, Bieber proved us wrong, tweeting a link to his cover of “Come Home,” by Orange County singer-songwriter Ernie Halter.
Just before he posted the song, Bieber tweeted Halter a message: “@erniehalter come home to me is such a great song. i thought i would do a little something with it.”
Halter was flattered. “@justinbieber Wow! Thank you. You sounded great singing our song. Talking with co-writer @lisagoe and we’re both so honored!”
Honored all the way to the bank. We’re guessing that Halter’s under-the-radar days are over, and Bieb’s cover will likely lead to a major surge in Halter’s iTunes sales. Listen to his version on YouTube after checking out Bieber’s above.