Listen Now: Lorde’s New Cover for The Hunger Games Soundtrack

Confession: I’ve had Lorde’s single, “Royals,” on repeat pretty much since the second I first heard it. But, I may just have to switch it for “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” the 17-year-old’s new Tears for Fears cover for the upcoming Catching Fire soundtrack. Sure, the original came out in 1985 and was a huge hit long before Lorde was even born, but maybe that’s what makes her cover sound so fresh.

Not all 80s flashbacks are good (I’m looking at you, monster shoulder pads and stonewashed jeans), but this reinterpretation makes the cut. For me, anyway.

By Chrissy Makkas, Staff Writer

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November 13, 2013