Why Did Bruce Springsteen Make Lorde Cry?

'I got a little teary. It was very cool,' she says of the Boss playing her hit.

When Bruce Springsteen opened his Auckland, New Zealand, show last weekend with a cover of Lorde’s “Royals” it didn’t take long for the singer’s phone to suffer a transglobal meltdown.

“My Twitter went mental,” Lorde said of the social media reaction to the Boss tipping his hat
to a hometown favorite daughter. “Everyone in New Zealand was like, ‘You can’t believe what just happened!’,” she told News.com.au.

While she was on tour in Texas and unable to attend Springsteen’s Auckland show, Lorde said she still freaked out, and shed a tear or two, about it from afar. “It was so exciting. It was the highest honor. He’s such an incredible songwriter. I got a little teary. It was very cool.”

And she so didn’t care that Bruce changed up some of the lyrics, dubbing himself “King Bee” in place of the queen in her original lyrics. “It’s crazy when someone like that is covering your song,” she said. “Those words were nothing before I put them into my laptop and started messing around with them in the studio. It’s crazy to me they could come out of someone’s mouth who is that respected.”

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