As Billboard reports, Eilish admitted to the somewhat comical incident during an appearance on Apple Music 1’s The Matt Wilkinson Show, noting that she used one of her backup dancers as a body double while at the festival.
“At Coachella, I actually did it, because the beginning of Coachella, I had a body double – one of my dancers that was one of my dancers for the show,” Eilish said. “I dressed her up 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. ”
Eilish continued, “I put her up at the back of the stage and she stood there while the lights went on and everybody thought it was me. And nobody ever knew it wasn’t me, literally nobody knew. And while she’s up there, I put on a big black coat and a traffic vest and a hood and just glasses.”
Elsewhere in her interview, Eilish opened up about the debut of a new song, ‘TV’, at a recent show in Manchester. Eilish rediscovered the track in her voice memos and swiftly adapted it for the live show. She also explained that her rising profile has made it harder to release music due to the removal of spontaneity.
“We write music and I want it to come out without … doing months and months of promo for something,” Eilish said. “I just want to be able to put music out like I used to. I think the bigger you get the harder that seems.”