Ad of the Day: Lorde's Song 'Royals' Makes Ad Debut for Samsung Galaxy Note 3

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Samsung brings together one huge up-and-coming talent and one firmly established one for its new global "Design Your Life" spot from Leo Burnett in Chicago, advertising the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear.

Skipping what might have been more lyrically appropriate endorsements like Cadillac, Crystal, Grey Goose or Maybach, the 16-year-old New Zealand singer Lorde lends the melody of her chart-topping hit "Royals" to this two-minute Samsung ad. Directed by Furlined's Adam Hashemi, the spot tells the story of a mysterious character who arrives in a blighted city setting and uses his Galaxy Note 3 tablet and Galaxy Gear smart watch to set in motion an at-first-cryptic urban development project.

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