“Royals” (Lorde cover) – The Guest Sessions

Welcome to the first post of the New Year here on the Laptop Sessions acoustic cover songs music video blog!

I, for some reason, inherited the reigns on the Guest Sessions.  It’s a daunting task, as we get many, many, many submissions sent to us.  I think the Guest Sessions submission page is our most popular page here on the music blog!  I’d say the ratio of good videos to bad videos is about 50/50, but even some of those good videos just aren’t right for the Laptop Sessions style of cover song videos.  Once in a while, I come across a video that’s done in our normal music video style, like the one I’m presenting here today.

Of the really great things about The Guest Sessions here on the Laptop Sessions acoustic cover songs music video blog is that we get submissions for songs that we would never normally cover ourselves.  We also get artists that I’ve never even heard of before, but are popular in today’s music scene.

Today’s video, “Royals”, is a cover of a song I hear constantly on the radio.  I’m sure there are thousands of covers of this song on YouTube, as I see the chords aren’t exactly difficult.  The original artist is Lorde, who is a singer and songwriter from New Zealand.  The song is about the feelings of making the best of what you have because, face it, 99.99999999% of us will never be royalty!

Holly Drummond, a young British woman, sent in this video of her playing guitar and singing “Royals”.  While not necessarily my style of music to begin with, I can definitely appreciate Holly’s talent and ability to cover this song well.  I hope you’ll check it out and let Holly know what you think!

Stay tuned for more Guest Sessions videos as the weeks roll on- I’ve got plenty to choose from, so there will always be something new to read and watch here on the best music blog out there- the Laptop Sessions!

This is one in a series of acoustic cover songs, original music, and free mp3 downloads here on the Laptop Sessions Music Video Blog.

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