Pop hit “Royals” inspired by Royals

Kiwi pop star Lorde says her hit song, “Royals,” was inspired by our humble baseball team.

Speaking to VH1,the teen singer said it was a photo in National Geographic that set the song in motion:

“I had this image from the National Geographic of this dude just signing baseballs,” Lorde told us when we sat down with her recently. “He was a baseball player and his shirt said, ‘Royals.’” Lorde was so taken by the image and the word that she penned the song around that idea. ”It was just that word. It’s really cool.”
It wasn’t just a photo of a baseball player, though. Lorde is also a massive history buff and her love of the real life royals of the past also played a part in creating the song.

The Star dug up a photo of a fresh-faced George Brett, which might just be the image that inspired Lorde.

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