Hayley Williams’ cover of ‘Colour Me In’ has been released digitally.
The track which opens Broadcast’s 2003 album ‘Haha Sound’ – was given the cover treatment for last year’s Voter Registration compilation ‘Good Music To Avert The Collapse Of American Democracy’.
The 40-track album featuring previously unreleased recordings was briefly available on Bandcamp, and also featured contributions from Soccer Mommy, Death Cab For Cutie, Tegan and Sara, Best Coast, Jay Som, Courtney Barnett and loads more.
Earlier this year Hayley Williams stated that she was “ready for the next Paramore album” following her two lockdown solo records: 2021’s FLOWERS for VASES / descansos, and last year’s Petals For Armor. And now, could the follow-up to 2017’s After Laughter be on the way?
Williams shared a screengrab of a conversation with drummer Zac Farro referring to “paramore 6”, with the pair reflecting on “getting oooooold”
As well as that, the vocalist has announced an Earth Day collaboration with fashion label Collina Strada, with new “RIOT!-esque” pieces benefitting closethewatergap.org.
“Paramore have collaborated with fashion label and social issues/awareness platform Collina Strada to create some exclusive pieces,” Hayley says.
“Collina Strada partners with theor.org to source upcycled tees from Kantamanto Market in Ghana where unsold/donated clothing is causing an ecological disaster. This one’s hand-dyed and features a vintage Paramore design screenprinted on front.
“And the piece de resistance: the Collina Strada x Paramore circa 2007reusable water bottle. Collina Strada made these bedazzled bitches famous a few seasons ago or more(?) and you see em all over fashion week. Can’t believe I own a Pmore themed one now.”
Check out Hayley and Zac’s text exchange below:
And the Merch for Earth Day?
and the piece de resistance: the @CollinaStrada x @paramore circa 2007 reusable water bottle. Collina Strada made these bedazzled bitches famous a few seasons ago or more(?) and you see em all over fashion week. can't believe i own a Pmore themed one now. pic.twitter.com/b6hGsThwDm
Following the surprise release of the record, ‘FLOWERS for VASES / descansos’ earlier this month, Hayley Williams has been answering fan questions on the record in a Twitter Q&A where it’s been revealed the solo chapter is done for now and focus is shifting to Paramore.
When asked if Hayley has more material following FLOWERS for VASES and last year’s debut Petals For Armor, the musician reveals that she does have more songs – but she doesn’t know how they’d be used in a solo capacity, or if they’d be right for her day job either.
“There are more songs, yeah,” Hayley writes. “But I’m not planning on another solo album. And I’m not sure if they’d be great for Paramore. I’m ready for the next Paramore album. Let’s go.”
Having written and recorded the entirety of FLOWERS for VASES / descansos in a career first during lockdown, one fan quizzes Hayley on if she will be “more involved with the instrumental writing process in Paramore albums now”, to which she responds: “I wouldn’t say I’ve been un-involved up till now but the thing is we grew up playing together and learning (and the re-learning) how to write together. They are my favorite musicians in the world. I’m excited to see how our writing together grows for this next project.”
Hayley also adds in another answer that, “I’m most looking forward to hearing whatever the next Paramore songs will sound like.”
Get excited world! I wonder how long this will? I’ll be waiting in anticipation!
there are more songs, yeah. but I'm not planning on another solo album. and I'm not sure if they'd be great for Paramore. I'm ready for the next Paramore album. let's go. https://t.co/J6nBAO5PIe
I wouldn't say I've been un-involved up till now but the thing is we grew up playing together and learning (and the re-learning) how to write together. they are my favorite musicians in the world. I'm excited to see how our writing together grows for this next project. https://t.co/Od8GQBezPD
Hayley Williams has been up to some serious teasing as of late.
With the dropping of ‘My Limb’ which she not only hand delivered to a fan but also gave her permission to post only, there’s been some serious excitement going on! Now there’s something else happening.
In a post via Instagram Williams announced she is releasing ‘Flowers For Vases / Descansos’ tomorrow (February 5th 2021).
Just what this will be, we have no clue but I’m going to guess possibly a two track EP or single? I guess we’ll find out in a few hours!
In what is probably some of the most unusual but best news of the year so far, Hayley Williams personally delivered a candle as well as a CD of an upcoming track, ‘My Limb’ to a fan in Nashville the other night.
In celebration of the Wolf Moon this month, (which is January’s first full moon named after howling wolves) the Paramore musician surprised local fan Carly Butler but not only dropping off a CD copy of My Limb, but Williams also gave her permission to share the track (which she initially did via a 30-second snippet appropriately accompanied by a video of the Wolf Moon).
“Did Hayley Williams drive to your house and drop off a candle and a CD with her new song on it or are you having a normal night,” said Carly on Twitter.
‘My Limb’ has since hit YouTube, with Paramore Video Demp uploading the track and writing:
“Hayley Williams asked fans to leak her song because she doesn’t care about sales or promo. This song is called My Limb and it will probably be available on Spotify soon. This may be the lead single for an upcoming album.”
Last year Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams released her first solo material in the form of her record, ‘Petals For Armor’. In 2021, there could be a new release on the horizon with ‘Flowers For Vases’.
In a similar fashion to when she was teasing ‘Petals For Armor’, Williams has been linking to an website Flowers For Vases which also has a short instrumental audio clip.
Hayley Williams has played some tracks live! The musician performed three Petals For Armor tracks for NPR’s Tiny Desk (Home) Concert Series.
The musician was joined by guitarist Julien Baker, Becca Mancari on synth/vocals, bassist Joey Howard and drummer Aaron Steele for the three-song set, which saw Hayley admit, “I’ve never done this without Paramore.”
She played Pure Love, Taken and Dead Horse from Petals…, with all three songs taking on a new energy in the performance (the latter is particularly great as Hayley grabs the guitar after enthusing,
“This has been really fun – we haven’t really gotten to do this a lot in 2020…” Don’t we know it, eh?).
Paramore’s Hayley Williams have taken to Twitter recently to confirm the band’s stance with the LGBTQ+ community as well as stating that “there’s a reason” for the band’s past line-up changes.
In the tweets, Williams assures fans that Paramore “do not condone religiously/politically dogmatic beliefs” after saying that “there’s a reason there are only 3 people left in paramore, surprise, haters, it ain’t cause of me.”
Though Williams tweets don’t specifically mention any previous members of Paramore directly, it is assumed that they are in response and reference to ex-guitarist / vocalist Josh Farro who allegedly posted a comment on social media recently where he stated that homosexuality is “a perversion”.
Both Josh and Zac farro left Paramore in December 2010, shortly after the touring cycle for their third record, ‘Brand New Eyes’ finished.
Zac Farro returned to the band in 2017 as their drummer and does feature on the bands latest record, ‘After Laughter’.
Following the release of her debut record \Petals For Armor’ earlier this year, Hayley Williams has announced the details of a follow-up stripped back EP.
It’s titled as ‘Petals For Armor: Self-Serenades’ and set for release on December 18th 2020 via Atlantic Records, the 3-track will offer acoustic versions of two tracks from the album along with a new song, ‘Find Me Here’.
01.) Simmer (Acoustic) 02.) Why We Ever (Acoustic) 03.) Find Me Here
You can pre0order the EP online now via her webstore.