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Hayley Williams Talks About That Time She Quit Paramore

Hayley Williams Talks About That Time She Quit Paramore

Hayley Williams looks pretty in patterns on the cover of The Fader.

Here’s what the 28-year-old Paramore singer had to share with the mag:

On dealing with depression: “Man, I don’t know. I don’t feel as hopeful as I did as a teenager…For the first time in my life, there wasn’t a pinhole of light at the end of the tunnel. I thought, I just wish everything would stop. It wasn’t in the sense of, I’m going to take my life. It was just hopelessness. Like, What’s the point? I don’t think I understood how dangerous hopelessness is. Everything hurts.”

On her brief departure from Paramore in 2015: “I just was done. I thought, ‘There’s gotta be something else that I’m good at in my life. Maybe it’s time for me to go find that.”

On the possibility of mainstream solo stardom: “It’s just not what I want. I don’t know if I would be able to face thousands of people if I couldn’t look to my left and my right and behind me and realize that I’m surrounded by people who know exactly who I am.”

For more on Hayley, visit TheFader.com.

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Photos: The FADER/Jason Nocito
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  • rosaryblue

    Meh. Her attitude has always been a turn off. Paramour was great in it’s day but she chased out the two brothers and the music was never the same. Plus, its like 10 years later and this still feels like a teeny bopper band lol.