Former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic covers Lorde's 'Royals' on accordion [WATCH]
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Mar 12, 2014 03:51 PM EDT
Everyone from Selena Gomez to Bruce Springsteen has performed a cover of Lorde's hit "Royals," which recently surpassed one million copies in sales. Now an unexpected cover from Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic has surfaced, this time on the accordion. He and a small ensemble kept with the minimalist beat and drew out the melody with help from the accordion.
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According to the YouTube information on the video, the performance took place at Republic in Takoma Park, Maryland on March 9. Novoselic was performing in support of the Fair Vote campaign along with the Cowards Choir.
The former Nirvana bassist has dedicated much of his musical efforts to playing the accordion. As Rolling Stone points out, his work is featured on the Foo Fighters' 2011 track "I Should Have Known." In a 2012 interview, he told Rolling Stone that he had spent most of 2011 learning the Doors' "Light My Fire" on an accordion that Kurt Cobain gave him. He even tried to play accordion on the Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney Sound City collaboration "Cut Me Some Slack." "I wanted to play accordion," he told them, "and everyone was 'Nooo."
Check out his cover below, and let us know what you think in the comments section!