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Four New York musicians who have been growing their fan base for the past few years have now gone global with a re-make of Lorde’s Royals tune in their new music video launched ahead of their new album.

The all gay male string quartet that make up Well-Strung started performing in Provincetown Massachesuets in 2012 and since have taken on some America’s biggest acts and put together clever music clips that not only expose their musical abilities but also the handsome looks of the four men.

They know their chiseled torsos and matinee idol faces make them seem like an inspired novelty act.


In fact, second violinist Chris Marchant spoke to the Huffington Post in 2013 and said he had lost track of the number of times the all-male string quartet turned down offers to perform nude during their 2012 summer stint in Provincetown, Mass.

But they are yet to let go of their clothes for one of the music clips.


This time round they take on Lorde’s breakout hit Royals and they set the music clip inside a subway station intersposed with sots of the boys walking around New York City Landmarks.

Shot in black-and-white along New York’s Fifth Avenue, the song’s anti-capitalist lyrics juxtapose nicely with shots of the street’s upscale boutiques and department stores. Plus it’s got some good shots of the guys, so it’s definitely worth a watch.

The players are first violin Edmund Bagnell, second violin Christopher Marchant, cello Daniel Shevlin and viola Trevor Wadleigh and they have two commercial recordings on the go.

The band’s new album is called POPssical and will drop in October.

Last Updated on Sep 8, 2015

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