Tuesday October 7th, 2014

What a time to be alive. The Kansas City Royals' first ALCS appearance in 29 years coincides with the release of a pop song inspired by George Brett.

It's because of this wonderful alignment of the stars that we get things like the video above, in which an Orioles fan writes and records a version of Lorde's "Royals" to celebrate her favorite baseball team's upcoming playoff series against the song's namesake.

Kansas City Royals send Lorde an autographed George Brett jersey​

The song was made by O's fan Lauren Hall, who changed the original song's refrain to "And we'll beat the Royals." The full lyrics are in the description of the YouTube video.

- Dan Gartland

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.