Mora Mora Delivers Rock Cover of Lorde’s ‘Royals’
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Lorde is a teenage singer-songwriter from New Zealand known for her soft emotional ballads and strong-yet-relaxed singing style. Her hit song “Royals” expresses her disdain for how lavishly many music stars live their lives. LA Rock quintet Mora Mora takes on that attitude with their own style and a garage-rock video.
Mora Mora’s cover of “Royals” turns the song into an angst-filled rock anthem. It’s a far cry from Lorde’s softer original, but proves that any song can be transformed into a heavy, head-banging piece of rock music.
The band describes their unique sound as “weird nerd punk with a pop twist.” The singer’s voice is a mix of melodic crooning and some powerful screaming.