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Lorde's "Royals" Inspired by Baseball Player George Brett [VH1 Video]

Brad Bershad

by Brad Bershad

Published November 21, 2013

Speaking with VH1, Lorde gave a very interesting backstory about her breakthrough smash hit "Royals" that's dominating airwaves right now. In addition to the obvious references to the actual aristocratic royalty, Lorde says that a picture from National Geographic was an inspiration for the tune. The Kansas City Star did some digging and found this photo of the Royals' star baseball player George Brett taken by Ted Spiegel for National Geographic back in the day:

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VH1's You Oughta Know concert airs in full on television for the first time tonight. Check local listings. We've already seen a fantastic preview of Lorde performing Cheryl Crow's "Strong Enough" with Haim.

For more information on Lorde including music, news, and tour dates, check out her Zumic artist page.

Source: VH1

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