Lorde's 'Royals' remixed by Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon - listen

The rapper adds new verses to the Number One song

Lorde's 'Royals' remixed by Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon - listen

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Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon has remixed Lorde's Number One single 'Royals'.

Click below to listen to the new version of the song, which sees the rapper adding new verses to the track.



Lorde recently said the lyrical content of 'Royals', which criticises the lavish lifestyle pop stars sing about in their songs, is not profound. Speaking to The Guardian, Lorde said she was surprised that nobody had written anything similar before she got the chance.

"Writing 'Royals' was sort of like: 'Why the fuck isn't anyone talking about this?'" the 16-year-old is quoted as saying. "I feel like I'm late to the party saying it, but actually I'm not, there's nothing here, how is there nothing here? And so all these people started telling me that what I'm saying is, like, profound. Are you serious? No, it's not. It's hugely concerning for me."

Discussing her own taste when it comes to partying with her friends, Lorde says she prefers something more low-key than the "Cristal, Maybach, diamonds" lifestyle she attacks in 'Royals'. "We go to quite, like, grotty parties with super-weird punks, our lives aren't super-aspirational to the pop world or anything."


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