If Lorde doesn’t come out with another single this year that surpasses the explosive trajectory that “Royals” had, it may be okay. The endless covers have kept the song’s popularity alive. Everyone from Bruce Springsteen to Mayer Hawthorne has covered the track. And the latest to join the army of “Royals” covers is Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic. But unlike the previous covers, it’s just him and his accordion. The instrumental follows the song’s irritable melody and eventually gets the small crowd humming along. He performed the song at a FairVote benefit in Takoma Park, Maryland on March 9, 2014.
Check out the video of the live accordion cover below: