Praise Lorde: From Nirvana To Kanye West, 8 Of The Singer’s Winning Cover Versions

You couldn’t move last year for people covering Lorde’s mega hit ‘Royals’. But what about the artist herself? Lorde is a dab hand at covering a track and making it her own. In a new song from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 soundtrack released over the weekend, Lorde covers Bright Eyes’ ‘Ladder Song’. Last week she covered Jeremih’s ‘Don’t Tell ‘Em’ at the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge. Here’s 8 great Lorde covers – we’re sure there will be many more to come.

Bright Eyes’ ‘Ladder Song’ for The Hunger Games soundtrack

James Blake’s ‘Retrograde’ at Triple J

Kanye West’s ‘Flashing Lights’ at Austin City Limits Festival

Tears For Fears’ ‘Everybody Wants To Rule The World’ for Dracula Untold Soundtrack

Jeremih’s ‘Don’t Tell Em’ in the Live Lounge

Bon Iver’s ‘Heavenly Father’ at Milwaukee gig

Nirvana’s ‘All Apologies’ at 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Replacements’ ‘Swinging Party’ at Madame Jojo’s in London