Hayley Williams has officially unleashed her second single “Leave It Alone” from her forthcoming solo EP, Petals For Armor, this single follows her debut solo single “Simmer. “Leave It Alone” was also written with Paramore’s Joey Howard with Williams’ and Produced by Paramore’s Taylor York.
Here is what Williams’ said about “Leave It Alone” on Beats 1 Radio today:
It really sucks that you do have to dig through the dirtiest shit to find like the diamonds or something, you know? Like you’ve got to burn all of it off. My family went through something insane in the middle of… I’m working. I’m doing all this work on childhood stuff and traumas, and I’m terrified of losing people obviously. And my Nana, who was my mom’s mother, had this terrible fall. And it was right after, it was the day after… Her and I share a birthday. She’s 50 years older than me, so she’s 81 now. The day after her 80th, my 30th, she fell like all the way down my mom’s stairs and [suffered] head trauma. Like the kind of thing that we had said goodbye to her. Right? And in a weird twisted… The weirdest thing is that she got better, but it prolonged the grief because she’s not really here with us. She doesn’t really remember everything. Thankfully she knows who I am, she knows who my mom is, but she really doesn’t. It was so tough and felt like there was a lot of death at the time. People that we knew, a lot of disease, like family friends and stuff. And I just thought, like, what is the point of loving people? Like why? Even in the best case scenario is I fall in love, we have a life together and then we lose one or the other. It’s terrifying. The more you love, the more you stand to lose, but it’s like the more I let it… I mean, I struggle with it all the time.
Listen to and watch the new music video “Leave It Alone” below:
LYRICS: Don’t nobody tell me that God don’t have a sense of humor Cause now that I want to live Well everybody around me is dying Now that I finally want to live the ones I love are dying Becoming friends with a noose that I made and I been trying to untie it Make it into something useful or maybe hang it through a window pane Turn it into a fire escape It tastes so bitter on my tongue The truth’s a killer But I can’t leave it alone You don’t remember my name somedays or that we’re related Triggers my worry Who else am I gonna lose before I am ready? And who’s gonna lose me? It tastes so bitter on my tongue The truth’s a killer But I can’t leave it alone If you know love Best prepare to grieve Let it into your open heart and Then prepare to let it leave.