New Zealand’s most popular 16-year-old, Lorde, caught the attention of Canadian R&B artist, The Weeknd. Abel Tesfaye, a.k.a. The Weeknd, has remixed Ella Yelich-O’Connor’s, a.k.a. Lorde’s, hit single “Royals.” He keeps the production down to a minimum, adding a skittering synthy backdrop and his own vocal contribution.
Both Lorde and The Weeknd have approaching albums. Lorde’s Pure Heroine drops on September 27 and The Weeknd’s Kiss Land on September 10, both on Republic Records.
Check out The Weeknd’s remix of “Royals” below.
Lorde – “Royals”
The Weeknd – “Belong to the World”