Hayley Williams Releases New Album “Petals For Armor”: Streaming
- Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams released her debut solo album “Petals For Armor” on May 8, 2020.
The album contains 15-track, including the preceding the EPs “Petals for Armor I” and “Petals for Armor II”. Produced by Parmore's guitarist Taylor York and Hayley Williams.
Also, the last track “Crystal Clear” of the album features her grand father.
Hayley Williams shared on social media, “Crystal Clear feat. my Grandat long story, long - my Grandat is a crooner. i grew up hearing him play his love songs, written for my Granny, who he’s been with since he was 12 years old. my favorite was one he never recorded called “Friends or Lovers”. it is one of the most meaningful songs in my whole life. one day, i walked into the studio where Taylor was working on a love song of my own (“Crystal Clear”), he pressed play and i heard my Grandat’s voice, singing his song over mine. i have yet to get over the sweetness of that full circle moment in my life. it is a moment that will forever stay with me and will live on through whoever listens.”
She 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.”
- source : NPR