Well everyone, the wait is finally over. After what feels like months of teasers and countless online posts, today Paramore wonder woman Hayley Williams has blessed us all with her first-ever solo single “Simmer” from her upcoming album Petals For Armor.
“I’m so ready and so incredibly humbled to get to share this project,” said Williams. “Making it was a scary, empowering experience. Some of my proudest moments as a lyricist happened while writing Petals for Armor.”
Williams went on to add, “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.”
The free-spirited frontwoman went on to say, “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.”
To explore a newer side of Hayley Williams, be sure to check out her new video for “Simmer” below directed by “Rose-Colored Boy” visionary Warren Fu. Afterward, for more info on Petals For Armor before it hits stores May 8th via Atlantic Records, head here.