On Saturday, April 16, the Australian musician Flume introduced 4 visitor artists to accompany his packed efficiency throughout Coachella week one: Beck, Vince Staples, and Tove Lo all confirmed up on the primary stage to carry out their respective hits with Flume. However as soon as Caroline Polachek emerged to sing her new music with the DJ, “ Sirens,” the home was formally introduced down. Polachek, the previous frontwoman of the synth-pop group Chairlift, made her solo presence identified again in 2019, when she launched her debut mission Pang. The album included “So Sizzling You’re Hurting My Emotions,” a single that immediately took off, propelling her to stardom and galvanizing a TikTok development within the course of (the last word mark of “making it” lately). For the previous three years, Polachek has steadily been releasing hits, together with “Sirens,” which got here out simply 14 days earlier than the singer virtually floated onstage throughout Flume’s Coachella set, emitting dreamy, falsetto notes whereas the desert wind whipped the lace wings sewed onto her bespoke Dion Lee look. Only one hour previous to her shock look, Polachek carried out her very personal set to a jam-packed crowd on the Gobi stage—this time, sporting a customized Elena Velez outfit accomplished in all-black. Under, the musician shares with W her trend and sweetness diary from earlier than, throughout, and after each performances at her very first Coachella.
After arriving at Coachella within the afternoon, Polachek “popped into the KROQ tent for a radio interview,” she tells W. Right here, the artist wears an Evade Home crochet bonnet, Heliot Emil costume, and sun shades from Chris Habana x David Koma’s line.
Forward of her efficiency, Polachek hits the hair and make-up chair, the place stylist Fitch Lunar perfects her wet-look, sculpted hairdo.
For her solo set, Polachek wore a customized look made by the rising New York Metropolis designer Elena Velez. Right here, the singer does “vocal warmups pre-show.”
Polachek’s pre-show rituals additionally embrace “doing my finest to hydrate,” she says.
Caroline Polachek acting at Coachella 2022, styled right here by Kat Typaldos.
“Halfway by way of ‘Billions,’ amassing invisible fruit.”
“I performed ‘Bunny Is a Rider’ within the volcano-scape,” Polachek says of the set design on stage. “That is the height of the set, when the volcano goes off.”
“Submit-show with my bandmates Matt Horton [guitar and bass player] and Chloe Saavedra [drums].”
“A fast reset between my present and Flume’s—relieved we went with a moist hair look, because it blended in with all of the efficiency sweat,” Polachek recollects. Right here, make-up artist Leo Chapparo does a speedy touch-up.
For her re-evaluation, Polachek was styled by Mindy Le Brock in a customized Dion Lee costume, which she paired with neon Balenciaga boots.
“Feeling the ability of the huge sound system minutes earlier than singing by way of it.”
“Whipped by the desert wind as I get into place backstage to sing with Flume.”
“Becoming a member of Flume on the primary stage to play our new collab music, ‘Sirens’—below the total moon.”