6:32am PT by Elias Leight, Billboard
Hear Lorde Cover Kings of Leon's "Use Somebody" at 12 Years Old
Billboard's recent cover on Lorde revealed that it was the singer's cover of Duffy's "Warwick Avenue" — at an intermediate school talent show when she was 13 — that landed her a development deal at Universal. Now audio has surfaced that's supposedly the singer covering Kings of Leon's "Use Somebody" on New Zealand radio at age 12.
Kings of Leon's original is a muscular, slightly hoarse piece of guitar rock that came out at the end of 2008. It hit No. 4 on the Hot 100 and won two Grammys. Lorde's version is spare and acoustic, stripping the original track down to its simplest elements. At the end of the video, the DJ says, "Well, it's a privilege to hear a voice like that."
Recently, Lorde covered Tears for Fears' "Everybody Wants to Rule The World" for the Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack.
Listen to her cover below.
This post originally appeared on Billboard.com.