Early in her three-act, 22-song set at Alexandra Palace on Tuesday (June 28), the singer invited fellow Kiwi artist Williams to join her on-stage for the debut live airing of ‘Mata Kohoto’.
The track appears on ‘Te Ao Mārama’, a companion EP to Lorde’s third album ‘Solar Power’ that sees five of its songs sung in Te Reo Māori – the indigenous language of the star’s birthplace Aotearoa, or New Zealand.
In fan-shot footage, Lorde and Williams are seen performing the stripped-back cut while perched on the front of the stage.
Taking to Twitter following the concert, Williams shared the video alongside the message: “Circling the changing world forever [translated from Māori].” You can see the clip and tweet below.
— Marlon Williams (@MarlonWMusic) June 30, 2022
Last year saw Lorde and Williams cover Bruce Springsteen‘s ‘Tougher Than the Rest’ together in Auckland, New Zealand.
Their latest live collaboration came after Lorde was joined on-stage by Arlo Parks and Clairo at Glastonbury 2022 to perform ‘Stoned At The Nail Salon’. The latter artist notably contributed backing vocals to Lorde’s latest album, as did Williams, Phoebe Bridgers and more.
Reviewing the special Pyramid Stage team-up, NME wrote: “As the trio delivered gorgeously tender group harmonies, some punters before them took the song title literally and used it as an opportunity to get blazed.
“This wide-eyed and blissful moment of surprise down on the farm left us thinking, maybe, if we ask Lorde, Parks and Clairo all nicely, we could have a potential supergroup on our hands?”
Elsewhere in her Glasto set, Lorde delivered an impassioned speech about Roe v. Wade being overturned.