Pixie Lott Drops A Retro-Soul Cover Of Lorde’s “Royals”: Watch

Everyone from Mayer Hawthorne to Selena Gomez has tried their hand at covering Lorde‘s summer-defining breakthrough smash “Royals”. Another name to add to that ever-growing list is British bombshell Pixie Lott. She channels Dusty Springfield, turning the Kiwi’s mid-tempo moan into a swinging retro-soul anthem.

The reason for Pixie’s cover? She wanted to thank Lorde for covering one of her songs. “The amazing artist behind the original once covered my debut single Mama Do….and I loved it,” tweeted the 22-year-old. She then added: “There’s been SO many amazing covers of this track but I had to give it a go! I love this song!” Watch up top to see if she did it justice.

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