Damon Albarn joins Billie Eilish for Gorillaz Classic at Coachella

Billie Eilish already made history as the youngest person to headline Coachella when she took the stage on Saturday night. So it may have surprised his young fans that among his guest stars was a 54-year-old man: Damon Albarn, of Blur, Gorillaz and The Good, the Bad and the Queen. Fittingly, he joined on the song “Getting Older,” after which she helped cover Gorillaz’ “Feel Good Inc.” (with De La Soul’s Posdnuos lending a hand).

“Shut the fuck up and please welcome Gorillaz Damon Albarn,” Eilish said as she introduced the singer. “This is the craziest shit I’ve ever been through,” she continued. “This man changed my life in so many ways and changed my entire view of what music could be, what art could be, and what creation could be. My first favorite band was The Good, the Bad and the Queen when I was six and Blur changed the world and Gorillaz changed the world and this man is literally a genius, and that’s it.

Albarn was the second surprise of her set, after an appearance by Khalid for the song “Lovely”.

Eilish’s set, which lasted nearly 25 songs, was an exercise in pure showmanship, taking the crowd to musical highs and even lows, such as when the singer implored the audience to squat, then to jump, while she and her dancers amplified the energy. . Eilish’s whispered voice ran through the drone, expertly played by her brother Finneas, as well as the drums, which took on a ferocity of their own as the show drew to a close – especially on the closest, ‘Happier Than Ever’. .

It was a sentiment that Eilish carried throughout the set, stopping to tell the audience, “I want us to be grateful that we’re alive and breathing and here. These three years have been so crazy and we deserve to feel good and to be happy and to feel safe and calm.

Clearly enjoying her time on stage, Eilish took a victory lap at the end of the show, blowing kisses to her fans and waving excitedly as she walked out.

See below for his full set list:

bury a friend
I haven’t changed my number
So I am
My strange addiction
I don’t want you anymore
You should see me in a crown
Billie BossaNova
Halley’s Comet
I like you
your power
Stomach ache
ocean eyes
To get old
Feel Good Inc.
When the party’s over
All the good girls go to hell
all i wanted
Bad boy
happier than ever

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