Lorde has revealed herself as a Phil Collins megafan with a cover of his single “In the Air Tonight” during a recent BBC appearance.
“It wasn’t ’til I was older that I realized how magical he was,” the 20-year-old New Zealander said about Collins while introducing her cover. “He’s such a pioneer, just his melodies and his drums, and I’m so inspired by him.”
SPIN writes of Lorde’s cover rendition, “[It] stays true to the structure of the original, erupting into a faithful recreation of the song’s vicious, synthetic drum fill at exactly the right moment.”
Check it out for yourself: