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Lorde visited the BBC Live Lounge earlier today where she was asked to cover a song of her choice. The singer unexpectedly chose Jeremih’s “Don’t Tell ‘Em,” which is still sitting in the top 10 records on the Billboard Hot 100. Lorde explained why she chose the song, saying:
“I have basically been a really big fan of this song since I first started hearing it around … It’s quite a saucy song or something, and I think it would be interesting to flip the dynamic and make that power mine.” Power? Yes. Swagger? Well, you be the judge.
The DJ thought it was so good that she encouraged Lorde to try her hand at the rap game. I don’t know about all of that, but with Lorde singing flipping the cut and singing over a spacey synth beat, the cover is definitely dope.