The inspiration for Lorde's number one smash hit song 'Royals' comes from an unlikely source, and the teenage Pop Star finally got to meet her hero last night at her gig in Las Vegas last night.
George Brett, a 13 time All-Star during his 20 year career with the Kansas City Royals unwittingly inspired a teenager from New Zealand who knew nothing about baseball to write a song that would eventually become the biggest song of last year.
Last year Lorde told VH1 that she saw a photo in National Geographic “of this dude just signing baseballs. He was a baseball player and his shirt said, ‘Royals.’ It was just that word. It’s really cool.”
It turns out that the picture in question was from 1976 and of a certain Kansas City hall of famer. And after several attempts at trying to meet up, they finally got to do it yesterday.
Brett couldn’t attend her Kansas City concert in March but did send her a gift instead; an autographed jersey. Along with his signature he wrote, “Lorde, you are Royal to me." and it's become the coolest thing in her wardrobe.
The song, about missing out on the lifestyles of the rich and famous, became a worldwide hit, winning multiple Grammy awards, and turning the 17-year-old girl from Auckland into a household name pretty much all over the globe.