Hayley Williams announces debut solo album

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Hayley Williams announces debut solo album

PETALS FOR ARMOR, which is set to arrive Friday May 8 via Atlantic, features production from Williams’ Paramore bandmate Taylor York, and marks the first time the singer has stepped out for her own full-length (although she’s released a handful of tracks in the past). Check out the music video for lead single ‘Simmer’, directed by Warren Fu, below. 



In a press statement accompanying today’s announcement, Williams spoke extensively of the forthcoming album, saying “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.”


PETALS FOR ARMOR is out via Warner Music Australia on Friday May 8.