An emo dream just got fulfilled at this year’s Coachella! Billie Eilish, the 20-year-old “Bad Guy” hitmaker joined forces with popular rock band Paramore’s Hayley Williams to belt out a rendition of the latter’s hit number “Misery Business” during her headliner show in the second week of Coachella 2022.
Billie Eilish brings up Hayley Williams on the stage
Just before this dream collaboration took place, Eilish had already been commanding the fans to rock out to her and brother Finneas’ song “Your Power”. After the duet set, she brought our Williams, much to the surprise and amusement of her fans.
“Oh, look! An empty seat. Who’s that for? Everybody, can we please welcome my friend Hayley Williams!” she exclaimed addressing the crowd. They went on to perform Paramore’s 2007 hit “Misery Business” as the fans watched in bewilderment. Finneas accompanied the duo on the guitar.
Both Billie Eilish and Finneas welcomed Hayley Williams with a warm hug when she got up on the stage. This was Williams’ debut at the popular music festival. “This is my first Coachella, whoa. Thanks for sharing this with me. This is sick!” she said addressing the crowd.
Before breaking out into the song, Eilish asked Williams, “Hayley, wanna sing something?” to which the latter replied, “Yes, I’m better at singing than talking.”
“Misery Business” is the perfect song they could’ve selected to perform at the gig. It was complemented by both Billie Eilish and Hayley Williams’ vocals perfectly. While William’s kickstarted with the first verse, Eilish joined in with a lower harmony to accompany the singer on the chorus. “We sound good,” Williams said before topping Eilish’s vocals with her signature whisper-style technique on the second verse.
“Oh my f*****g god,” exclaimed Billie after Hayley exited the stage. “Absolutely what on earth could be cooler than that? I’m dead serious,” she said. The young singer has been a fan of the band since childhood and sharing a stage with her idol was a dream come true moment for her.
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For Hayley, this was the first time she performed the song on stage after distancing herself away from it for a very long time. She even asked for it to be taken down from Spotify’s Women in Rock playlist. However, this was not Billie Eilish’s first on-stage collaboration at Coachella 2022. Last weekend she paired up with famous rock band Gorillaz’s Damon Albarn to perform “Feel Good Inc” along with Posdnuos of De La Soul.