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Bruce Springsteen's "Royals" Cover Made Lorde "a Little Teary"

Image courtesy of Monty Brinton/CBS (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Monty Brinton/CBS (via ABC News Radio)

If you were a songwriter, you'd probably feel pretty great if Bruce Springsteen covered one of your songs, right?  Now imagine you're a 17-year-old songwriter with only one album to your name, and Bruce still covered one of your songs.  Yes, that happened, so it's no wonder that it made Lorde -- the 17-year-old in question -- cry.

News.com.au reports that Lorde found out about Springsteen's cover of her song "Royals" -- which he performed on stage during a concert in New Zealand -- via social media when she was in Austin, Texas getting ready to kick off her own tour.  "My Twitter went mental, everyone in New Zealand was like ‘You can’t believe what just happened!’” she said.

“It was so exciting, it was the highest honor. He’s such an incredible songwriter. I got a little teary. It was very cool,” she continued. "It’s crazy when someone like that is covering your song. Those words were nothing before I put them into my laptop and started messing around with them in the studio. It’s crazy to me they could come out of someone’s mouth who is that respected.”

Lorde is also excited about the fact that her debut album Pure Heroine has gone platinum. "How mental is that, right?” she said. “I was pretty pumped.”

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