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Dave Grohl says Lorde's 'Royals' was a 'revolution in a sea of bullsh*t'

Dave Grohl has spoken of his appreciation for Lorde's hit song 'Royals'.

The 18-year-old's track came to mainstream attention in 2013 and it was one of the year's biggest songs.

Speaking to Red Bulletin, Foo Fighters supremo Grohl said that the tune represented a rare glimpse of clever songwriting in pop.

He said: "Her song 'Royals' is its own little revolution in the sea of bullsh*t. 

"I'm not just saying that as a 45-year-old rock musician, I'm saying that as a human being. If the No.1 song is about your butt, that's a problem. So when I heard 'Royals' in the middle of all these other songs, I thought, 'Thank God! Someone's singing something that actually has a little bit of something'."

The musician added that it was his idea to have Lorde sing 'All Apologies' with Nirvana at this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony.

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Watch the video for 'Royals' below: