Lorde meets baseball legend George Brett, the inspiration behind her hit “Royals”

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April 17, 2014 by Roe

Never knew this is what inspired the song!

Consequence of Sound

“Royals” may have been the best song of 2013, but only now has the story behind Lorde’s hit single finally come full circle.

According to the MLB’s Twitter acount, before her Las Vegas show last night, the New Zealand pop star met Kansas City Royals’ iconic third baseman and Hall of Famer George Brett. While Lorde undoubtedly befriends professional athletes and celebrities on a regular basis, the encounter was anything but a standard meet-and-greet.

If you’ll recall, last year it was revealed that “Royals” — the single that launched Lorde’s career and earned her a Grammy — was inspired by a 1976 photo of Brett (seen below).

“I had this image from the National Geographic of this dude just signing baseballs,” she told VH1 back in September. “He was a baseball player and his shirt said, ‘Royals’. It was just that word. It’s really cool.”

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