For anybody who’s ever wished Hayley Williams would return to her “emo” roots from the early Paramore days (which, if that’s you, you really need to give Paramore’s new music a chance; it’s brilliant), you’re in luck as the beloved vocalist has teamed up with emo OG’s American Football for their brand new song “Uncomfortably Numb.”
Taken from American Football’s forthcoming album aptly titled American Football (LP3), the band’s new single is a slow-burning Death Cab For Cutie-like track which floats gently back and forth between Williams and Mike Kinsella’s softly sung lyrics.
As if featuring Hayley-freaking-Williams on a song wasn’t impressive enough, the accompanying Atiba Jefferson-directed music video just happens to include guest appearances from pro skater Paul Rodriguez, Workaholics actor Blake Anderson and Samhain drummer London May – impressive, we know.
To check out the emotional and star-studded experience that is “Uncomfortably Numb,” be sure to look below. Afterward, make sure to not only pre-order LP3 before it hits stores March 22nd but also grab tickets to see American Football out on their recently announced US tour here.
05/10 - Arcosanti, AZ @ Form Festival
05/12 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater
05/13 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
05/15 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
05/16 - Vancouver, BC @ Imperial
05/17 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
05/19 - Sain-Thérèse, Quebec @ Santa Teresa Festival
05/21 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
05/22 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
05/23 - Washington, DC @ The Black Cat
05/24 - Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
06/22 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
06/23 - Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
06/25 - Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf
06/27 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
06/28 - Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
06/29 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall