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A Hayley Williams x 'Petals For Armor' appreciation post.

A Hayley Williams x 'Petals For Armor' appreciation post.

Having previously shared the first two parts of her debut solo album, Hayley Williams has now released the entirety of 'Petals For Armor', a fifteen-song album which sees her delve into vulnerabilities, self-growth, and the ongoing journey of mental health.

To celebrate the album's release, we've put together five important things of note - check them out below...

#1. Ahead of the album's release, we spoke with Hayley about showcasing vulnerability in her music, with her saying: "One person being really vulnerable, and being able to show their strength through vulnerability, only motivates and inspires other people to do the same. So I'm really enjoying watching it happen in real time in our culture." Read our full interview here.

#2. The album features a lyrical ode to Paramore song '26' (from their last album 'After Laughter') in 'Roses/Lotus/Violet/Iris' - and Williams shared on Twitter there are more callbacks throughout the album:

#3. Hayley has shared a music video for 'Dead Horse' which was directed by her Paramore bandmate Zac Farro:

#4. The album's closing track 'Crystal Clear' is not only Williams' favourite song, but it also includes a family feature in the form of her grandfather and a song he wrote for her grandmother called 'Friends or Lovers' - in the below post you can see Hayley play it to them for the first time:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

long story, long - my Grandat is a crooner. i grew up hearing him play his love songs, written for my Granny, who he’s been with since he was 12 years old. my favorite was one he never recorded called “Friends or Lovers”. it is one of the most meaningful songs in my whole life. one day, i walked into the studio where Taylor was working on a love song of my own (“Crystal Clear”), he pressed play and i heard my Grandat’s voice, singing his song over mine. i have yet to get over the sweetness of that full circle moment in my life. it is a moment that will forever stay with me and will live on through whoever listens. here is the moment i surprised Grandat with a first listen, and then also a clip i secretly took of him playing his song at my house one evening. thank you Grandat and thank you T.

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#5. If you're looking for some new workout inspiration, look no further than the 'Over Yet' workout video - it takes less than four minutes!

Hayley Williams' album 'Petals For Armor' is out now - click here to purchase, or stream it below...

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