Lorde belted out an emotional cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence” as she performed at a concert paying tribute to those affected by the Christchurch mosque shootings last month.
The 22-year-old took the stage alongside fellow New Zealander Marlon Williams, with Lorde addressing the Muslim community after the pair showed off their incredible vocals.
The You Are Us/Aroha Nui concert was held Wednesday and benefitted the Our People, Our City fund which was established to help those affected by the March 15 shootings.
The attacks on two mosques killed 50 and injured 50 more.
Lorde told the audience, “Holy moly, this is such an incredible thing to be a part of. I want to say how moved I have been by what I’ve seen in Christchurch this last month.”
“I also want to say to our Muslim community, to our brothers and sisters, you have been so strong and so resilient and so graceful, and we are with you.”
“And this is our way of standing beside you, from here on out.”
Lorde has been absent from the spotlight since completing her Melodrama world tour in support of her second studio album.