Lorde delivers environmental message and plays ‘Solar Power’ for Global Citizen Live

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“May we all keep asking questions of our world, and remember: the future is solar”

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Lorde joined the worldwide Global Citizen Live event yesterday, showcasing ‘solar power’ and delivering a strong message on climate change.

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The charity gigs, which aim to “unit the world to protect the planet and defeat poverty,” took place yesterday (25 September) during a 24-hour broadcast and livestream in several cities around the world.

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In the New York leg, Coldplay was the headliner, and was joined by Billie Eilish and Phineas to share a poignant rendition of ‘Fix You’.

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Lorde opened the NYC leg, performing the title track from her recent third album, on a set of stairs.

Before the performance, he addressed the livestream’s objectives, saying: “It’s an honor to be here today, to amplify the deeply important messages of Global Citizen.

“Change in the environmental system must come from our biggest businesses and our lawmakers, but the movement has always been of the people. Let us all keep asking questions of our world, and remember: the future is solar.”

Watch the performance below:

Elsewhere in 2021’s Global Citizen Live, Ed Sheeran topped the bill in the Paris leg with Doja Cat, HER and Christine and the Queens. In London, Duran Duran leads the line-up for this year’s event alongside Kylie Minogue, while Eurovision winners Menskin, Nile Rodgers and Chic and Rag’n’Bone Man will also perform in the capital.

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The line-up for the Los Angeles leg featured Stevie Wonder headlining live performances with Adam Lambert, Chloe x Halle, Demi Lovato, HER, OneRepublic, Ozuna, The Luminaires and 5 Seconds of Summer.

Gigs also took place in Lagos, Rio de Janeiro, Sydney, Seoul, Mumbai and others. 24-hour broadcast available for full viewing Here.

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