Zendaya returned to the concert stage for the first time in more than half a decade on Saturday as part of a surprise Coachella performance alongside Labrinth, performing two hits from her HBO show Euphoria.
The fashion icon and Spider-Man: No Way Home star appeared at Coachella’s Mojave Tent towards the end of Labrinth’s set, performing the songs “All for Us” from the show’s first season and “I’m Tired” from the second season. The music festival posted footage of the performance, which took place on the second day of the festival’s second weekend, on its official Instagram account.
Zendaya acknowledged the fact that it’s been years since the Euphoria star appeared on stage to sing live during a scheduled set in an Instagram story about the “magical” night. “Thank you all for welcoming me back to that stage with open arms. It’s been a really long time so I appreciate it,” she said in a narration she recorded in the early hours after her performance before going to bed.
In that same video, the actress and producer discussed the overwhelming response to her onstage performance as she thanked the “beautiful” audience for coming. “I’ve never heard such screaming in all my life. As soon as I turned the corner, I couldn’t hear anything,” she recalls the “special” and “so, so cool” moment when the crowd sang along. “I know not what happened. I don’t know how I sounded, but I just thought, ‘You know what? I’m just going to have fun.'”
“I want to thank you again for such a magically beautiful night,” she added, referring to an earlier story with a written statement. “Thanks to Lab for the invite and for making this all last minute.”
In that written statement, Zendaya thanked Labrinth for giving her the “nicest safe space” for her return to the stage. She also thanked the crowd once again for their “love” and support, which she wrote “melted all my nerves away”.
In response, Labrinth re-shared the statement on their own Instagram story. “Thank you for blessing the stage with your fire energy!!” wrote the British singer, rapper, songwriter and record producer. “This was a celebration of new beginnings and growth.”
Both Zendaya and Labrinth play a major role in the music of Euphoria, with the latter serving as the composer and producer of the HBO show’s original score. The two collaborated on several of the show’s songs, including the Emmy-nominated “Still Don’t Know My Name” – which Labrinth co-wrote with the actress and Muzhda Zemar-McKenzie – and the breakthrough hit “All For Us.” , which he sings with Zendaya.
Labrinth’s work on the series’ original music has earned him four Emmy nominations and one win in the Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics category for “All for Us.” It’s not the first time at this year’s Coachella that Labrinth has made headlines with a surprise performance. During the festival’s first weekend, he brought mega-artist Billie Eilish onstage to perform “Never Felt So Alone,” which has since been released. posted on his YouTube channel completely.