Watch: Lorde performs ‘Team’ and covers Simon & Garfunkel’s ‘Sound of Silence’ at Christchurch Benefit Concert

Stripped-back renditions of two vulnerable tracks

Last night, Lorde served as a special guest at the You Are Us/Aroha nui benefit concert in Christchurch, New Zealand, which aimed to raise funds for the victims of March 15th’s Christchurch mosque attacks. During the show, Lorde performed her Pure Heroine track “Team” with Bic Runga, in addition to a cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “Sound of Silence” with Marlon Williams.

Lorde and Williams’ rendition of “Sound of Silence” was vulnerable and powerful in its simplicity, with Williams finger-picking along as the pair harmonized with each other. Her rendition of “Team” was another stripped back performance of the original, as Runga strummed on an electric guitar while they both sang along to the hit tune.

Watch Lorde perform “Team” and “Sound of Silence” below.

Lead photo courtesy of Andrew Whitton.