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Hayley Williams Releases Debut Solo Album 'Petals for Armor' - Listen!

Hayley Williams is going solo!

The 31-year-old Paramore star dropped her debut solo studio album, Petals for Armor, on Friday (May 8).

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The album includes previously released tracks, including “Simmer,” “Dead Horse” and “Why We Ever.”

“There’s not really a moment I don’t think about Paramore, but this has been a really great exercise to just believe in myself as a person and as the artist,” she explained to Apple Music.

She recently revealed that she entered rehab after doing this.

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Hayley Williams Went to Rehab After Divorce from Chad Gilbert

Hayley Williams, the former lead singer of Paramore, is opening up about her divorce from husband Chad Gilbert and why she went to rehab.

The 31-year-old singer said that the stress from the breakup led her to having “f–ked up” dreams and those led to panic attacks.

“They’re pretty f–ked. There’s often water in my dreams. I’ve always written about relationships using water metaphors. My most memorable recurring dreams from childhood are all water related,” Hayley told Vulture. “I started to have a lot of those again. It resulted in me having panic attacks, and I ended up in a hospital. I’d faint.”

Hayley and Chad, known for being part of the band New Found Glory, announced their separation in 2017 and she later checked into a facility to deal with the stress.

“It’s been a slow lesson for me — how much power our emotions have on our physical health. It started to happen because I was in denial,” she told the outlet. “I found a facility where I could go and be in a safe group or by myself and talk… Talk therapy has been more important for me than medicine.”

Hayley realizes now that she shouldn’t have married Chad, but she knows why she did it.

“I went through with the marriage because I had a lot of shame about mistakes I’d made. I got into that relationship prematurely. He was not divorced [from his previous wife] yet. I was very lonely,” she said.

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Hayley Williams Debuts New Song 'Why We Ever' - Listen & Read the Lyrics!

Hayley Williams is releasing more new music!

The 31-year-old Paramore star and solo singer adds to her growing solo discography with the release of “Why We Ever” on Thursday (April 16).

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“I was at the lowest point I’d been in some time. My sadness shows. Now I look back and credit this night as being the beginning of a new season of my life, where I hold myself accountable for learning to love better. I’ve let myself down a lot in love. This was the start of recognizing bad patterns and acknowledging that I’m ready to grow out of them,” Hayley says of recording the song.

The track will appear on her debut solo album Petals for Armor, due out on May 8.

Listen to “Why We Ever” and read the lyrics…

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Hayley Williams Pays Tribute to Her Pals in 'My Friend' - Read Lyrics & Listen!

Hayley Williams‘ new song “My Friend” is out now!

The 31-year-old Paramore singer dropped her latest track on Thursday (April 9).

Hayley has been releasing new music leading up to her debut solo album Petals for Armor, due out on May 8. (Check out her other songs “Over Yet” and “Simmer” as well.)

She also revealed the accompanying lyric video, featuring footage of Hayley goofing around with her friends like Brian J. O’Connor (the creative director of her hair dye company Good Dye Young) and Joey Howard (Paramore‘s bass player, who has been working with her on Petals for Armor).

“My friend, when the blood has dried / My friend, instant alibi,” Hayley Williams sings. “You’ve seen me from every side / Still down for the ride / Ooh, my friend, you know why.”

Watch the “My Friend” lyric video now! You can also download the track on Apple Music.


Hayley Williams – My Friend [Official Lyric Video]

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Hayley Williams Says It's Not 'Over Yet' in Upbeat New Song - Read Lyrics & Listen!

Hayley Williams is reminding us to stay positive!

The 31-year-old Paramore singer released her new single “Over Yet” on Thursday (April 2).

“It’s the right time / To come alive,” she sings. “Baby, if you wanna try / To get out of your head, yes / Break a sweat / Baby, tell yourself it ain’t over yet.”

“Wrote this one with @jellyquinn & @steph.marziano on a 3 day writing escapade, last summer,” Hayley wrote on Instagram. “This one surprised us! went from industrial/punk beat to janet chorus REAL quick. all my faves rolled into one. thank god for this one coming out cause my attitude has been s–t lately. hope you’re well out there 🙏🏼.”

She added on Twitter, “Thanks so much for the sweet messages and comments about the new song. it’s such a scary moment to be living in. i was so grateful to be putting out music that felt a little lighter today and so glad people are into it.”

“Over Yet” will be featured on the second installment of her Petals for Armor album, set to drop on May 8.

Listen to “Over Yet” now! You can also download it on Apple Music.

Be sure to watch Hayley Williams‘s “Simmer” music video as well if you haven’t yet.


Hayley Williams – Over Yet [Official Lyric Video]

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Hayley Williams Releases Music Video for New Song 'Simmer' - Watch!

Hayley Williams‘ new song is out!

The 31-year-old Paramore singer just dropped her single “Simmer” – which is the first song off of her upcoming debut album.

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Hayley will be dropping her debut solo album, titled Petals for Armor, on May 8.

“I’m so ready and so incredibly humbled to get to share this project,” Hayley shared in a statement about her new album. “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.”

You can download Hayley‘s new song off of iTunes here – watch the “Simmer” music video now!

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Paramore's Hayley Williams Announces New Solo Music

Paramore‘s Hayley Williams is surprising fans with new music!

The 31-year-old singer, who just celebrated her birthday, took to her Twitter to let fans know they can expect solo music in the new year.

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“Thanks so much for all the birthday wishes. 30 was a very important year. 31 will be too,” Hayley wrote.

She continued, “I’m putting out some music next year. With the help of some of my closest friends, I made something I’m going to call my own. It’s a really special project and you’ll get a taste of it in January. Happy New Year, friends.”