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Hayley Williams releases first part of debut solo album PETALS FOR ARMOR

06 February 2020, 17:37 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Hayley Williams has shared the first part of her debut solo album PETALS FOR ARMOR, which includes new tracks "Cinnamon", "Creepin'", and "Sudden Desire".

The three new songs arrive hot on the heels of Williams' recent ballad "Leave It Alone", and lead single "Simmer".

"Cinnamon" arrives with another visual directed by Warren Fu, and marks "the end of one story" according to Williams. She also notes that the track is "an ode to my home".

Speaking about her new solo project, Williams says, "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."

She adds, "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."

Hayley Williams' PETALS FOR ARMOR I is available now. The full album arrives 8 May via Atlantic Records, and is available to pre-order now.
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