Hayley Williams released her first album, Pedals for arms, in May this year. Today, she let it go Pedals for arms: Self-Serenades, an acoustic EP version of the album. The EP features audio versions of “Simmer” and “Why We Ever” which appeared on the first album as well as an unpublished album entitled “Find Me Here.”
“I spent this year at home like everyone else. I hadn’t spent much time at home with my guitar since I was a teenager, before Paramore hit the road. As soon as I realized that I wouldn’t be likely to do any of my new songs live for a while I believe it felt right to play them for myself and rethink them, just something a little more lonely. It wasn’t long before I started writing new songs again and one of the demos I did seemed to be appropriate for this little EP, ”Williams said in a press release on how the new EP came about to nothing.
Williams continued tease the solo project earlier this year by linking her post to an Instagram account called “Petals For Armor. ”Since the May release, the Paramore face woman has released many music videos to accompany the singles from her album. Williams shared videos for “Watch me as I grow, ”“Sugar on the edge, ”“Cinnamon”And more.
Williams formed the Paramore band with members of Taylor York, guitarist and Zac Farro, drummer, in 2004. Since the band’s inception, they have released several beats and five studio albums together. However, the band has not released any new music from their last album, After Laughter, which fell in 2017.
One of Paramore’s most popular songs is “Misery Business”. causing issues over the years due to the choice of lyrics. Because of this, Williams has chosen to distance himself from the song for a while. The line “Once betrayed, you’re nothing more / I’m sorry that will never change” has questioned audiences as to whether the band is anti-Feminist. Williams he said on the matter explains that it was never intended to promote “nothing to do with female power or intimacy.”
Pedals for arms do mxdwn’s Top 50 albums of 2020.
Pedals for weapons: Self-Serenades Route list:
1. Simmer – Acoustic
2. Why we were never – noisy
3. Find me here
Photo credit: Mehreen Rizvi