Listen: Lorde, “Royals (The Weeknd Remix)”

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Lorde, a sixteen-year-old singing sensation from New Zealand, has garnered a warm reception of her music here in the U.S.  The singer mixes a seductive voice with a hipster’s swag and a sincere, unapologetic stance on life that combines to form songs like her hit “Royals”.  The Weeknd, who has a penchant for remixing songs he’s taken a liking to, has tweaked “Royals” and given us his own spin on it.  Added bass and harmonious synths are clearly present, while Tesfaye croons just a little bit over Lorde’s original lyrics.  Overall, it makes for a nice listen, so check it out.