The Paramore frontwoman joined Eilish for her set on the second weekend of the festival marking the altpop icons first time at Coachella During Eilish headlining set on Saturday night at the second weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival the 20yearold Grammy Award winner surprised the crowd when she brought out the Paramore front woman. Get push notifications with news features and more.
Youll get the latest updates on this topic in your browser notifications. The unexpected appearance marked Williams first time on the Coachella stage. She and Eilish performed a highenergy duet of the 2007 Paramore hit Misery Business. As Williams 33 proved more than a decade has nothing on the timeless revenge anthems appeal Eilish easily sailed through a series of beautiful breathy harmonies. INDIO CALIFORNIA APRIL 23: LR Billie Eilish and Hayley Williams perform on the Coachella stage during the 2022 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 23 2022 in Indio California. Photo by Amy SussmanGetty Images for Coachella
Eilish first hinted she may bring out a surprise guest after a mysterious second stool sat empty on stage while she and brother Finneas performed an acoustic rendition of their song Your Power. Oh look! An empty seat. Whos that for Eilish mischievously said before urging the crowd to welcome her friend Williams to the stage. This is my first Coachella whoa Williams said to the audience after she and Eilish shared an elated embrace. Thanks for sharing this with me. This is sick! Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLEs free daily newsletter to stay uptodate on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories.
The performance came as an especially rare treat because Williams has publicly distanced herself from the song in the later years of her career citing certain lyrics she interprets as problematic namely: Once a whore you are nothing moreIm sorry that will never change. Williams first expressed her feelings looking back on the song in a post on her blog in 2015. Misery Business is not a set of lyrics that I relate to as a 26 year old woman. i havent related to it in a very long time Williams wrote in the post. Those words were written when i was 17… admittedly from a very narrowminded perspective.