Billie Eilish has a secret to share about her performance at Coachella 2022.
In a recent interview on “The Matt Wilkinson Show‘, Eilish revealed that she briefly used a ‘body double’ during her performance at the annual music and arts festival.
“At the start of Coachella, I had a body double, one of my dancers for the show,” Eilish explained. “I dressed her in a show look that I had worn before. We got a black wig, and we put buns in it, and we gave her a mask and sunglasses, and she wore my shoes and my socks.
“I put her in the back of the stage and she just stood there while the lights came on and everyone thought it was me,” she said. “And no one ever knew it wasn’t me, literally no one did. And while she’s up there I put on a big black coat and a traffic vest and a balaclava and just goggles .
The subject of disguises arose after Wilkinson asked the artist if she had ever camouflaged herself when not singing on stage in order to watch other musicians perform at festivals.
“Yeah, but I was a different person back then and it didn’t work out!” I’ve done it though, occasionally in different places, and it’s really good when you’re able to do it,” Eilish replied.
Earlier this month, the young artist released a politically charged new track called “TV,” which indirectly references a few high-profile pop culture events, including the defamation lawsuit between Johnny Depp and amber Understood, and the controversial and imminent Roe v. Wade overthrow.
“The internet has gone crazy watching movie stars on trial,” she says on the single, “As they overturn Roe v. Wade.”
Eilish is set to take the stage at Glanstonbury Festival on Friday night, becoming the the festival’s youngest solo headliner.
Watch his interview on “The Matt Wilkinson Show” here.