Lorde made a rare off-cycle appearance, when she rallied with fellow New Zealanders to help raise money to support victims of the Christchurch mosque attacks that took place last month. The You Are Us/Aroha Nui benefit was held at Christchurch Stadium, and the young star performed a cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “Sound Of Silence,” alongside Marlon Williams, and performed a stripped down version of her own “Team,” with Bic Runga.

“Holy moly, this is such an incredible thing to be a part of,” Lorde told the audience, according to Newshub. “I want to say how moved I’ve been by what I’ve seen in Christchurch this last month.”

“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,” she continued. “This is our way of standing beside you, from here on out.”

All proceeds from the benefit concert are going to the Our People, Our City fund, which was set up to help those affected by the Christchurch shootings, which left 50 dead and 50 more injured.

Those in attendance filmed her powerful powerful performances.

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Article: Katrina Nattress

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