Hayley Williams treats fans to ‘Pure Love’ music video

Hayley Williams is back with a brand new fan-centric music video.

On Tuesday (Aug. 4), the Paramore frontwoman released the music video for “Pure Love.”

Since making music videos has become a little bit challenging due to the current pandemic, Williams decided to get some help from the people she appreciates the most; her fans.

“Hello friends,” the singer begins in a lengthy letter to her followers.

“The biggest and most wonderful love of my life, lasting over half my life at this point is Paramore. It was a strange source of healthy tension to step out of my musical home to explore new terrain and give voice to parts of me that, prior to Petals for Armor, I had yet to acknowledge.”

She continues: “The year I had planned would’ve seen many of us gather together to celebrate a discovery of new worlds within ourselves and I couldn’t wait to unleash myself on stage, once again. What’s that saying about God laughing at our plans?

With the pandemic leaving many of us stranded and disconnected from one another, I thought of a way to celebrate some times we have already shared. It also gives me another way to celebrate the big love I feel for Paramore. Thank you for participating in this video compilation. To the good ol’ days and the future ones too.”

The new music video features footage of Williams in the recording studio as well as fan-submitted clips of Paramore performing during their “comeback” tour for their fifth studio album, After Laughter.

Watch the music video for “Pure Love” above.

In addition to the new clip, Williams also released two behind-the-scenes lyric videos, one for “Taken” and one for “Crystal Clear.”

Petals for Armor was released earlier this year. The record debuted at the number one spot on the Alternative Albums chart, number one on the Rock Albums chart, and number three on the US Album Sales chart.

Hayley Williams to head out on first-ever solo tour in the spring

Hayley Williams is hitting the road this spring, armed with a brand new set of tunes and a new attitude.

On Thursday (March 5), the Paramore frontwoman announced plans to hit the road later this year in support of her debut solo album, Petals for Armor. Dubbed the Petals for Armor tour (because what else?), the outing will find the musician performing at venues across the continent throughout May and June.

The North American-centric tour will include shows in Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Charlotte, Brooklyn, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, and more.

The 17-stop trek kicks off on May 28 at the Moore Theatre in Seattle and concludes a month later on June 29 at the Brooklyn Ballroom Nashville.

There are currently two different ways to get first dibs on tickets for the newly announced gigs. You can pre-order Petals for Armor on the record’s official website from now until this Sunday (March 8).

You can also register for Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program from now until Sunday (March 8) to unlock an exclusive ticket pre-sale code.

Pre-sale tickets go on sale beginning this Tuesday, March 10. General ticket sales begin next Friday, March 13, at 10 a.m. local time.

Arlo Parks will join Williams during the North American excursion.

“Wow. I am going on tour. Myself. It’s not Paramore, and truthfully, it’s just a little terrifying. But if I know anything, it’s that there’s no safer place (besides at home with my dog) than to be in a room, on a stage, in front of the people who I’ve grown up singing my lungs out for. There was a time I thought I wouldn’t tour Petals For Armor. What a joke. I must,” Williams writes in a press statement.

She continues: “This is a brand new adventure. It’s important to embark on something new every now and then just to show yourself that you can. I welcome the discomfort and the joy, and I’m ready to be present for this.

The first run of shows is going to be hot, sweaty, and intimate. My brand-newly-formed band and I will be playing rooms that Paramore outgrew a decade ago. It’s going to be so satisfying to feel the energy of a crowd that close again, especially while performing songs that feel so vital for me; songs I have never performed before for an audience.

Thank you for the chance to tour this. I hope to see a ton of old friends and make some new ones too.”

The upcoming tour is in support of Williams’ forthcoming album, Petals for Armor. The record is due out May 8 through Atlantic Records.

Last month, Williams revealed that she would release an exclusive five-track collection titled Petals for Armor I. The EP will include “Simmer,” “Leave it Alone,” and “Cinnamon.”


May 28 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
May 30 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
June 1 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
June 3 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
June 5 – Dallas, TX – HiFi
June 6 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
June 8 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
June 10 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
June 15 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
June 17 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
June 18 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia
June 20 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
June 22 – Toronto, ON – Rebel
June 24 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
June 26 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
June 27 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
June 29 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl Nashville

Hayley Williams continues her ‘Petals for Armor’ saga with ‘Cinnamon’

The creepiness that is Hayley Williams Petals for Armor saga continues!

On Thursday (Feb. 6), the Paramore vocalist unveiled the music video for the fourth single off her much-anticipated solo debut Petals for Armor. Titled “Cinnamon,” the four-minute clip continues the singer’s storyline that began with “Simmer.”

The upbeat new track begins with Williams post-cocoon waking up in a house, unsure of why she’s there. She stares at everything in awe like it’s all brand new to her. While she’s inspecting a living area, the fabrics he fabrics take the form of people and start chasing her.

Yes, it’s as creepy as it sounds.

She runs away and locks herself in a room with a bathtub where she sees another one of those living beings, which may or may not be a figment of Williams’ imagination.

Check out the music video for “Cinnamon” above.

“Cinnamon,” “Simmer,” “Simmer (Interlude),” and “Leave it Alone” will all be featured on Williams’ upcoming studio effort. Petals for Armor is due out May 8 through Atlantic Records. Pre-orders are available here.

In case May is too far away, Williams has decided to give fans a treat to hold them until then. The singer has announced plans to release all five songs as a short EP titled Petals for Armor I.

The album will feature “Simmer,” “Leave it Alone,” “Cinnamon,” and two yet-to-be-released tracks.

“There are a lot of themes covered on the album as a whole, and I thought it best to separate some of these themes so that there can be time for everyone to digest some of the songs before we move along to others,” Williams explains.

“It’s a way to include people on the journey in the same way that I experienced it.”

Petals for Armor was produced by Williams’ Paramore bandmate Taylor York.

Watch Hayley Williams become a punk-rock butterfly in ‘Leave it Alone’

Hayley Williams is giving us all the horror movies feels with all the Petals for Armor music videos she’s released so far….so what’s another one?

On Thursday (Jan. 30), the Paramore vocalist unleashed the third music video from her much-anticipated solo album. Titled “Leave it Alone,” the nearly five-minute clip picks up right after “Simmer (Interlude).”

After being knocked out by a monstrous version of herself in “Simmer,” Williams is wrapped up in a cocoon of spider webs as if the monster version of herself was trying to heal her. Throughout the clip, we see a cocooned version of Williams become a butterfly of sorts with dramatic makeup and zip ties in her hair to make it look like a spiky mohawk.

While she starts to emerge from the cocoon slowly, the normal version of herself is lost in a forest. She comes upon a tree, and curiosity gets the best of her. She pulls at a piece of bark that seems to be spewing syrup, but in the end, seems to be harming the butterfly version of the singer.

Confusing? Not really. We feel like it’s Williams’ way of saying that she’s ready to evolve like a butterfly but is still holding on to some part of her former self. Talk about symbolism.

Watch the complete music video for “Leave it Alone” above.

“Simmer,” “Simmer (Interlude),” and “Leave it Alone” will all be featured on Williams’ upcoming album, Petals for Armor. Petals for Armor is due out May 8 through Atlantic Records.

The album was produced by Williams’ Paramore bandmate Taylor York.

Hayley Williams announces the release of her solo debut, unleashes its first single

Sorry Paramore fans, but it looks like frontwoman Hayley Williams will be taking a step back from the band for a bit. But there’s some good news; Williams will be releasing her debut solo album later this year!

On Wednesday (Jan. 22), the musician finally confirmed what all the teasers on social media have been about. Taking to the same platform, the songstress revealed plans to unleash her debut studio album in May. Titled Petals for Armor (like all her teasers had stated), the album is due out May 8 through Atlantic Records.

“I’m so ready and so incredibly humbled to get to share this project,” the musician writes in a press statement.

“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.

She continues: “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.”

To coincide with the new album announcement, Williams released the first single from the album, a track titled “Simmer.” Instead of collaborating with new partners on the original tune, Williams kept things in the “family” by enlisting Paramore bandmate Taylor York to produce “Simmer.”

Because both the new song and studio effort weren’t enough, Williams has also unveiled the music video for “Simmer.”

Watch the Warren Fu-directed clip above.

“Simmer” is Williams’ first new track since the release of Paramore’s last studio album, 2017’s After Laughter.

This isn’t Williams’ first time releasing solo music.  She contributed a song titled “Teenagers” to the “Jennifer’s Body” soundtrack and covered Tegan and Sara’s “Nineteen” for the sisters’ Tegan and Sara present The Con X: Covers album.

New Found Glory are Horrible Tattoo Artists in “Vicious Love”


With just a few hours until they are scheduled to take the stage at the Alternative Press Music Awards, New Found Glory has debuted the music video for their latest single, and our personal favorite track from Resurrection, “Vicious Love.”

The video features all the members of New Found Glory decked out in the worst fake beards and mustaches around. What’s even worse is that they’re tattoo artists who are horrible at what they do. From tattooing the wrong names on people to crossing out a tattoo a client wanted covered up with an orange marker, you can tell that the guys aren’t exactly good at their job. As a word of caution, just wait until you get to the tattoo that they “did” featuring Princess Leia, Darth Vader, and a lightsaber.

Check out the music video for “Vicious Love” below, but be warned, the song itself is not the original that was featured on their eighth studio album. This version of “Vicious Love” features Hayley Williams and will be featured on the upcoming re-issue of the 2014 release.

New Found Glory will be releasing Resurrection: Ascension on Oct. 9 through Hopeless Records. The re-issue will also feature two unheard tracks as well as the video’s version of “Vicious Love.”

The album will fittingly be released around the same time that their co-headlining tour with Yellowcard is slated to begin. Full tour dates  for that can be seen here.

New Found Glory Welcome Guest on Stage


New Found Glory are currently across the pond in Europe on the European leg of their current tour. During one of their stops, the band brought on stage a special guest to contribute vocals to their hit song, “My Friends Over You” from 2002’s Stick and Stones.

The special guest on hand was Paramore frontwoman, Hayley Williams.

For those who don’t know or follow any of the band and band members’ social media accounts, Williams has been hanging out with the band which feature her boyfriend of several years, Chad Gilbert.

Check out the fan shot video of Williams on stage with New Found Glory.

New Found Glory recently released their eighth studio album, Resurrection which was released this past October through Hopeless Records.

Listen to Paramore’s Collaboration with Joy Williams


We know that we might be a little “late to the party,” but Paramore recently allowed fans to hear the deluxe version of 2013’s self-titled record in full earlier this week.

Included in the re-release was a never-before-heard version of “Hate to See Your Heart Break.” Another version of the song made its way onto the band’s album, but turns out this version of the song featured a special guest: Joy Williams of the now defunct Civil Wars.

At first it might seem a little odd to have the voice of a pop band and the folksy singer on a track together, but when you remember where Hayley got her start, it seems kind of like a no brainer that the two would collaborate on a song.

“When we met, I was 12 and Joy was like 18 or 19, I think,” Hayley said in a joint email on behalf of both her and Joy.

“I was already a fan of hers. It was fate that we became friends. She was always giving great advice and listening to songs I’d written or big plans I had about becoming a real artist.”

But even though they both went their different paths, they remained friends and Joy even admits that they have gotten a lot closer as friends.

“Our friendship has grown deeper as we’ve grown up, and I think we’ve gotten even closer in the last year,” Joy added.

“I’ve always loved how we’ve been able to pick up where we left off, no matter how long it’s been.”

Check out the music video for the song which features both singers in the studio recording the song.

Hayley Williams to be Honored with ‘Trailblazer Award’


Paramore’s last couple of years have been one for the books. After releasing their self-titled last year, the album shot up the charts, singles were being played constantly on the radio, and a massive tour with Fall Out Boy happened this past Summer.

Now, the band, or at least frontwoman Hayley Williams can add something else to that expanding list. During Billboard’s Women in Music Awards, Williams will be receiving the first-ever “Trailblazer Award” at this year’s ninth annual event.

The Trailblazer Award honors “a standout female artist who breaks from convention to make a unique mark in music and pave the way for other talent.”

“Trailblazers like Hayley are exciting to follow because they are risk takers, and we are pleased to honor her creativity and success this year,” said Janice Min, co-president and chief creative officer of Guggenheim Media’s Entertainment Group (they own Billboard).

“We’ve watched her progress and climb the charts as a soloist and lead singer for several years, and we look forward to seeing what she comes up with next.”

As for Williams, she seems to be excited for the honor, admitting that she never thought this would be in her future and hopes to be an influence on future female singers.

“I can remember a time when I would’ve been made fun of for doing things differently. Now I’m getting an award for it? This is too much. I’m so excited!” she said.

“There are women in this industry who totally bulldozed walls down for the likes of me to come along and so what I believe in. I want to be that for even one girl in the future. I can’t wait for the event next month to high-five some of my sisters in music.”

The Billboard Women in Music Awards will take place in New York City on Dec. 12. Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande and Elsa (Frozen) herself Idina Menzel have already been confirmed as recipients for several honors.

“Steal My Girl”…Steal My Song?


Well, it seems like a little feud is on the horizon for One Direction from one of our most covered bands: New Found Glory.

Yesterday, the boy band released their new song “Steal My Girl” and in no time at all, it seemed that some fans of NFG who actually heard the song, realized that there was a piano riff ehich sounded oddly familiar. Turns out, the oddly familiar riff is one that can be found on NFG’s song “It’s Not Your Fault” from the band’s 2006 album, Coming Home.

Guitarist Chad Gilbert took to Twitter to jokingly call out One Direction and ask for his “cut” of their profits.

Of course, Directioners being a vicious breed of fans, took aim at Gilbert on Twitter. Gilbert didn’t let that slide and made another dig at the fan base by telling them “second period is starting”, taking aim at the fact that a vast majority are still in middle school maybe the beginning high school. (Please try not to sing the last part of the first Tweet to the tune of “It’s Not Your Fault.)

But if that wasn’t enough Gilbert’s girlfriend and Paramore frontwoman, Hayley Williams also spoke out about the similarities between both songs.

Williams quickly cleared up her side of the story by saying that it wasn’t so much the boy band’s fault as it was the people who co-wrote the song’s fault.

This shouldn’t shock anyone because One Direction have been known to “borrow” things from other artists and pass it off as their own.

But then again, should Gilbert be complaining and fighting a bunch of pre-teens over this because like it has been pointed out online, both songs ripped off Journey’s 1983 hit “Faithfully.”