Hayley Williams’ released the first taste of her solo music today with her single “Simmer,” and now Williams’ has unveiled the details for her first solo EP, Petals For Armor, which is due out on May 8th.
Williams said in the press release: “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.”
“Simmer” is the lead single from the forthcoming EP, Petals For Armor, to be released via Atlantic Records. “Simmer” was produced by Paramore’s Taylor York.