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Royally Sad Clown

Here’s a video specifically for your post-Halloween hangover, in which a 7-foot-tall sad clown gives a lounge-singer take on Lorde’s hit “Royals.”

The performance accentuates the melancholy aspects of the super-catchy song and where the original plays with the tension between being a fan of hip-hop and pop music while feeling alienated by the conspicuous materialism celebrated in so many lyrics, this one moves the context entirely by switching the musical genre. Plus, watching a gigantic clown belt out the song “with a voice like Tom Jones” is inexplicably compelling.

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About Daimon Eklund

Daimon Eklund is a graduate student in the Master of Communication Digital Media program at the University of Washington. He has a background in print sports journalism and has also wrangled data for a Washington, D.C.-based website. He's on twitter @d_eklund

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