Jun 2, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Kansas City Royals hitting coach George Brett (5) smiles in the dugout during the game against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The Rangers won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Pop star Lorde receives the gift of a George Brett Royals jersey


By now everyone’s probably heard the story of how New Zealand pop princess Lorde came to write her smash hit Royals.

One day Lorde was paging through National Geographic – cause that’s what kids do for fun in New Zealand? – when she happened upon this image of Kansas City Royals Hall of Famer George Brett.

Something about the image inspired Lorde to pen a tune about how she and her friends will never be royals, but they have a good time anyway.

Long story short, Lorde recorded the song for her debut album Pure Heroine, and it became huge.

So huge that you are probably sick of it.

I suppose it was inevitable that the Royals would get around to exploiting their connection to the pop phenom of the moment via clever publicity stunt.

Well it happened. The Royals gave Lorde a George Brett jersey, signed by the very man who inspired her international smash.

She looks really really happy, no?

I can’t wait for Lorde’s new song Pine Tar Flip Out. It will be awesome.

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  • Aaron Somers

    I actually had no clue that her song (which I’ve never heard, since I don’t listen to music) was inspired by Brett and the team. When I first saw that they’d given her a signed jersey I thought it was just some kind of publicity thing. I didn’t realize there was an actual connection there.