LORDE x The Weeknd - "Royals" remix

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If you’re reading this blog / existing in the world, you’ve probably heard Lorde’s chart-topping jam “Royals,” the track that made the New Zealand teenager the first woman to nab a #1 on Billboard’s alternative charts in seventeen years. “Royals” is a fantastic song (and my personal nominee for The Song of summer 2k13), so we’re excited about the plethora of remixes it’ll probably spawn – and here’s among the first high-profile ones, from the Weeknd’s Abel Tesfaye, who mixes up Lorde’s vocals with some of his own, alongside some shimmery instrumentals, a little more beefed up than the track’s original minimalism. Check it out.