Lorde's monster hit "Royals" was inspired by the Kansas City Royals.
"I had this image from the National Geographic of this dude just signing baseballs," Lorde told us when we sat down with her recently. "He was a baseball player and his shirt said, 'Royals.'" Lorde was so taken by the image and the word that she penned the song around that idea. "It was just that word. It's really cool."
Via Hardball Talk comes the National Geographic photo in question. The player: Royals legend and Royal baby food tester George Brett: