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PARAMORE – ” This Is Why “

Posted: September 30, 2022 in MUSIC

Paramore have announced their sixth album “This Is Why” and the title track, As promised, Paramore have released their new song “This Is Why.” In addition to the comeback single, the band has announced its new album: “This Is Why” is due out February 10th via Atlantic Records. Check out the video for the new song—directed by Turnstile’s Brendan Yates and filmed in Malibu, California. 

Paramore’s evolution from their early pop-punk sound into the more groove-laden post-punk and new wave they’ve since embraced has been a lot of fun to watch. Their songwriting chops have never been in doubt, though the immediacy of new singles “The News” and “This Is Why” is paired with a rhythmic complexity that shows even more frontiers for the group to continue exploring. While Paramore’s evolution has felt organic, it’s been anything but predictable.

Hayley Williams has announced that she is releasing ‘Flowers For Vases / Descansos’ on February 5th. The follow-up to Williams’ May 2020 debut solo album ‘Petals For Armor’ has been teased by the Paramore frontwoman in recent weeks, with Williams’ official website redirecting to a site called ‘Flowers For Vases’. In late January, Paramore singer Hayley Williams began teasing a new project. She posted cryptic social media posts and mailed mysterious packages to fans that included doll limbs and handwritten notes that said “Plant me.” It turns out she has a brand-new full-length album that she wrote, performed and recorded on her own, at home during quarantine, called Flowers for Vases – descanos. It comes just eight months after Williams released her solo debut, “Petals for Armor”.

Williams also ‘leaked’ a new track from the project late last month after she hand-delivered a CD to one fan in the US. After fans noted that the Genius page for ‘Flowers For Vases / Descansos’ showed a release date of February 5th, Williams tweeted early this morning the title of her next solo project, its imminent release date.

The ‘Flowers For Vases / Descansos’ release news follows on from Williams revealing last month that she was in the process of recording her equivalent of Taylor Swift’s surprise-released album ‘Folklore’. “We don’t need drums if this is my ‘Folklore’,” she said of a since-deleted behind-the-scenes clip.

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Hayley Williams is an alternative American sweetheart, capturing the hearts of millions with her band Paramore. Her crossover appeal has made her a favourite among angsty teens and vaguely familiar amongst even the most culturally unaware. Williams’ striking voice and lyricism set them apart from their emo counterparts as they found the sweet spot between counterculture and pop stardom. Over the past decade, Williams has slowly forayed into a solo career with the occasional guest vocal spot, ultimately culminating with Petals for Armor, her solo debut. After her decade-long relationship and highly publicized divorce with New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert, the now 31-year old Williams took to her solo work as a way to open up about her struggles with mental health and romance. While Williams used Paramore’s later efforts as an opportunity to express herself without the constraints of sticking to their original pop punk roots, Petals for Armor feels like a true liberation done not out of frustration, but out of realization.

Hayley Williams signed to Atlantic Records as a teenage solo artist in 2003 before quickly pivoting to become the frontwoman of Paramore. Almost two decades later, Williams finally released a solo album with the label, the highly personal, funky, experimental pop record Petals For Amor. The album, made up of two previously released EPs plus five additional tracks, has a confessional tone, with Williams touching on depression and death on the gently swaying “Leave It Alone” but also self-love and rebuilding on the springy “Watch Me While I Bloom.” It may be a solo record, but her Paramore bandmates are close by, with Taylor York handling production, Zac Farro drumming on a couple of songs and touring bassist Joey Howard nabbing some song-writing credits — calming any fears that Williams’ stellar solo effort would mark the end of the band.

Music Written by Hayley Williams, Taylor York & Joey Howard

The Petals For Armor Tour is coming to North America, Europe & the UK this May-June.

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Lead vocalist for Paramore, Hayley Williams is releasing her debut solo album, “Petals For Armor”, on May 8th via Atlantic Records. Now she has shared another song from the album, “Over Yet,” via a lyric video that mainly features Williams taking part in various professional photo shoots. Williams co-directed the video with Lindsey Byrnes.

Williams’ Paramore collaborator Taylor York produced Petals For Armor. Previously Williams shared the album’s first single, “Simmer,” via a video for the song. Then she shared its second single, “Leave It Alone,” also via a further video for the track. Then she has shared three more new songs from the album: “Creepin’,” “Sudden Desire,” and “Cinnamon” (the latter via a video). The videos are all interconnected and directed by Warren Fu.

Then Williams shared another song from the album, “Roses/Lotus/Violet/Iris,” which featured backing vocals from all three members of boygenius (aka Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus, and Phoebe Bridgers) Petals For Armor is the debut solo album from Grammy® Award-winning artist Hayley Williams.


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Soon, Paramore leader Hayley Williams will let her first-ever solo album Petals For Armor. She has already shared a whopping five tracks from the LP. Today, she shares a sixth, and it’s easily the most anticipated song on the album.Baker, Bridgers, and Dacus all sing on “Roses/Lotus/Violet/Iris,” the new single that Williams has shared today. It’s the first time we’ve heard all three members of boygenius together since they finished touring behind their truly great 2018 EP. But this isn’t a boygenius song with Williams on it; it’s the opposite. “Roses/Lotus/Violet/Iris” is a skittering, personal pop song, and it sounds a whole lot like the other solo songs that Williams has released. Like most of those songs, it’s really good, too. It carries serious 1996 modern-rock-radio vibes. And those harmonies really are something.

Williams co-wrote “Roses/Lotus/Violet/Iris” with her Paramore bandmate Taylor York, who produced Petals For Armor, and with pop songwriter and producer Daniel James. It has some seriously busy strings, and the bridge goes hard.

Hayley Williams has shared a new solo single with boygenius, “Roses/Lotus/Violet/Iris,” taken from her forthcoming album Petals for Armor, out on May 8th via Atlantic Records. “Roses/Lotus/Violet/Iris” is a floral-themed, sultry tune with background vocals from boygenius—the beloved indie supergroup of Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus and Julien Baker. The string arrangements and subtle guitar lines give it a distinctly yearning quality and an underlying sadness.