The original Sugababes, now known as Mutya Keisha Siobhan (MKS), have covered Lorde’s US Number One single ‘Royals’. Watch their performance at the top of the page.
The trio, who covered the track for Google +’s Reload Sessions, released their debut single ‘Flatlines’ last month and also performed together live for the first time in over 12 years at a gig at London’s The Scala. They were watched by Dev Hynes, aka Blood Orange, who produced ‘Flatline’. He later Tweeted: “Getting emotional watching @MKSOfficial play their first show together in 13 years. I’m 14 again!!”.
‘Royals’ has been a slow burning success for New Zealand singer Lorde and replaced Miley Cyrus’ ‘Wrecking Ball’ at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 earlier this month. She is set to release the track in the UK on October 20 followed by her debut full-length LP, ‘Pure Heroine’, on October 28.
Speaking previously to NME about her desire to retain control over her music, she said: “Everything that’s put out with my name on it should be representative of me and what i want to do as an artist, as opposed to what some dudes in a room think is going to make a lot of money.”
The ‘Pure Heroine’ tracklisting is as follows:
‘Glory And Gore’
‘White Teeth Teens’
‘A World Alone’