Lorde’s hit ‘Royals’ inspired by a baseball jersey!
Lorde may be singing about diamonds, Cadillacs and Cristal in her worldwide smash hit ‘Royals,’ but the New Zealander has revealed that the inspiration for the single came from a baseball jersey!
Speaking to VH1 recently, the 17-year-old explained that she was inspired after seeing a photo of former Kansas City Royals star George Brett signing autographs.
“I had this image from the ‘National Geographic’ of this dude just signing baseballs,” explained the Kiwi teen. “He was a baseball player and his shirt said, ‘Royals.’”
And it was the word emblazoned across the sportsman’s chest that lead Ella Yelich-O’Connor to put pen to paper.
“I really love that word … I’ll pick a word and I’ll pen an idea to that. It was just that word that I was like, ‘This is really cool.’”
But as the lyrics to the tune also indicate, Lorde does have an “obsession with aristocracy,” which is a huge theme throughout the song.
“The kings and queens of 500 years ago, they were like rock stars. If there was a TMZ 500 years ago, it would have been about Henry VIII and Marie Antoinette and all those people, because their lives were just fantastic,” she shared.
Last night, Lorde took home the award for Vodafone Single of the Year at the ‘28th Annual Vodafone NZ Music Awards’ in Auckland, as well as picking up the trophy for Westpac Hotpoints Breakthrough Artist of the Year for ‘The Love Club EP.’
The starlet also won the Xbox One International Achievement Award and the Vodafone People’s Choice Award.
For the full list of VNZMA winners, click here!