Paramore leader Hayley Williams has done a lot of work outside of her main band, as she has guested on a number of songs last decade. In 2020, though, Williams is launching a full-fledged solo career: She has announced her debut solo album, Petals For Armor, with a video for “Simmer,” a dark, bass-driven pop track.
Williams said of the album:
“I’m so ready and so incredibly humbled to get to share this project. Making it was a scary, empowering experience. Some of my proudest moments as a lyricist happened while writing Petals For Armor. And I was able to get my hands a little dirtier than usual when it came to instrumentation. I’m in a band with my favorite musicians so I never really feel the need to step into a role as a player when it comes to Paramore records. This project, however, benefited from a little bit of musical naïveté and rawness and so I experimented quite a bit more. I made this with some of the closest people to me. Their respective talents really shine bright throughout the record. I like to think we all make each other better and the result is something that sounds and FEELS exactly as I’d hoped it would. Now that it’s time to put it all out there, I can finally exhale. I’m excited to let people in to experience a different side of myself that I’ve only very recently become familiar with.”
Watch the “Simmer” video above.
Petals For Armor is out 05/08 via Atlantic Records.
Hayley Williams is a Warner Music artist. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.