Lorde was one of the artists who honored the victims of the New Zealand mosque shootings during a benefit concert in Christchurch. She appeared at the event alongside Marlon Williams, and the duo performed a harrowing cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s classic “Sound of Silence”.
Lorde’s voice was full of emotion as she delivered the iconic opening lines “Hello darkness, my old friend”, while Williams followed her on the acoustic guitar. Once they were done, the young singer addressed the audience and stood in solidarity with the victims.
“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,” said the singer.
We haven’t seen Lorde perform at a major event since her “Melodrama” world tour wrapped up last year. She’s been pretty much absent from the spotlight ever since, but hinted she’s thinking about recording a piano-based album.