So Lorde stated last year that she has always been inspired by royals and aristocracy. Hence her stage-name and her debut hit, “Royals.”
But the fact that she comes from money — her fancy prep school looks like that of Ja’Mie’s in Summer Heights High — and that she’s fascinated by aristocracy made her seem like a bit of an ass. A poor person being fascinated by aristocracy? Somewhat understandable. A rich girl? It’s just obnoxious.
No doubt, some manager told her so.
Thus, a new narrative emerged. Now, the story is that “Royals” was inspired by — no joke — her watching a Kansas City Royals’ player sign autographs (yeah, because girls from New Zealand often pay attention to older American baseball players). From today’s Washington Post:
Yet, the Internet exists. And this is still up — from summer 2013: