On Wednesday, Lorde made a rare public appearance honouring the victims of the Christchurch terror attacks at a benefit show in New Zealand. She and fellow New Zealand artist Marlon Williams performed Simon and Garfunkel’s classic “The Sound of Silence”.

Lorde took the opportunity to speak to the crowd saying, “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.”