NEW TRACKS: Lorde - ‘Everybody Wants To Rule The World’ (Tears For Fears cover)
"Welcome to your life/There’s no turning back."
When Tears for Fears sing these lyrics on the song “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” it’s a matter-of-fact statement, imbued with a happy-go-lucky motivational vibe. But when Lorde, the teen pop princess of darkness, coos these words, the message is suddenly haunting and apocalyptic.
The New Zealand singer, who’s having quite the royal moment right now, covered the synth-pop ‘80s jam for the new Hunger Games soundtrack. Her composition transforms the song, turning its cheery new wave vibe into a doom and gloom orchestral arrangement that is so utterly beautiful and sinister your hairs will stand on end.
Lorde’s deep croon adopts a masochistic vibe when she sings things like “There’s a room where the light won’t find you/Holding hands while the walls come tumbling down.” And yet, with a voice like that, we would gladly follow her to the end of the world.