This Woman Applied to Dropbox by Making a Geeky Parody of Lorde’s “Royals” [VIDEO]

February 4, 2014

12:15 pm

Out of all the cover letters that Dropbox is getting for its communications coordinator position, this one has to be the most original.

Instead of your boring one-pager, an applicant named Melissa Gregoli decided to record a “cover” video instead. She made a geeky parody of Lorde’s popular song “Royals” about how awesome Dropbox’s file sharing service is. Here are some of the lyrics:

“Dropbox lets me upload photos, videos, PDFs, docs, and cat gifs, I really care, I need a virtual community”


“And I’m totally employable and I want to join your club / The kind of person that’s right for this – I crave a different kind of bliss”

This may seem like an odd approach for applying to a tech company, but it turns out that Dropbox founder and CEO Drew Houston is in a ‘90s cover band. One of Dropbox’s advertised perks is a music studio with drums, amplifiers, and a piano.

“After I saw the music studio as a perk, it seemed appropriate for me to play around with this idea,” says Gregoli. “I tried to think of what I love about Dropbox, and I was listening to Lorde’s album and singing along (I love this album). Then it hit me: this song could be perfect for me to drop quick facts about why I want to work here and what I love about the company.”

Gregoli, who is from my high school class, moved to San Francisco in January. She has a background in poetry and nonprofit communications and has been a longtime singer. Watch until the end of the video to find out what her next cover will be.

Hey Dropbox! from Melissa Gregoli on Vimeo.

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Kira M. Newman is a Tech Cocktail writer interested in the harsh reality of entrepreneurship, work-life balance, and psychology. She is the founder of The Year of Happy and has been traveling around the world interviewing entrepreneurs in Asia, Europe, and North America since 2011. Follow her @kiramnewman or contact

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