Lorde – Royals

“Royals” is a song recorded by New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde from her debut extended play The Love Club EP (2012) and her debut studio album Pure Heroine (2013). The song was released for sale on March 8, 2013 as the lead single from the extended play and the album. The song was co-written in half an hour by Lorde, with the help from the songs producer Joel Little. “Royals” is an art pop and minimal song that, according to the pair, is a “response to everything that’s on pop radio”, with lyrics that revolve around “aspirationalism” and the luxury and lifestyle of pop artists.