Yikes, Lorde’s Cover of ‘Everybody Wants to Rule the World’ Is Scary

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It’s cover day here at Bullett! Two for Tuesdays. Also, apparently, Hunger Games day. Unlike ya girl Miley, who wowed with a mostly faithful Lana Del Rey cover, on this offering Lorde takes the Tears for Fears classic “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” and obliterates it into a thousand pieces for the Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack. Is this even the same song? Is this even the same world? Where are we? This is some scary shit, and we’re already talking about a pretty sinister song here, despite the cheery vibe of the original. Remind us not to get into the death arena or whatever it’s called with Lorde, because she’s got an edge we were not aware of until now.

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