Do you count your dollars on the train to the party? Apparently American Authors are inclined to do so (that alliteration!), and so they decided to cover new pop darling Lorde and her amazing track “Royals”.
At this point in the growing mythos of Lorde its hard to top her on her own track, but these dudes from Brooklyn gave it a hell of a go with this cover. While the American Authors version seems to gravitate towards a partially bluegrass and tropical influenced arrangement, it never detracts from their effort. Vocally it’s certainly in the ballpark, and while I still prefer the original I wouldn’t kick this cover out of the bed.
Check it out and give me your thoughts below: