Did Royals return favor to Lorde with their new season slogan?

George Brett signing autographs. The image inspired the hit song “Royals.”

As some of you may know, the title of the hit song “Royals” by teen sensation Lorde was inspired by an old photo of George Brett. Lorde said that a photo of a Kansas City Royals player from National Geographic inspired to come up with the title of the song.

As confirmed by National Geographic, the only image they have in their archive of someone from the Royals is that image of Brett. So we can safely assume that that photo is the one that inspired that great song.

The Kansas City Royals on Monday unveiled their new slogan for the 2014 season and as you can see in the above tweet, it says “Be Royal.”

That’s not a big deal, except the first line of the hit song’s chorus says: “And we’ll never be royals.”

Well, the team is encouraging you to be Royal. Did the actual song inspire the team’s new slogan for the season? Possibly. But with their already strange and fascinating connection with one another, I wouldn’t be surprised at all.


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