Hayley Williams has shared a gorgeous acoustic cover of Phoebe Bridgers’ ‘Smoke Signals’ recorded from her home as she continues to self-isolate.
In the caption accompanying the video, Williams said: “For Lindsey. Woke up today a lil heavy. Didn’t know why, just some days are like that. but then realized I am inextricably connected to my friend @lindseybyrnes who’s sweet father just passed away. One of her favs is Phoebe Bridgers so this self-serenade is actually for her since I can’t hang with her or hug her tight. Check on your friends and send them your love. Just because we are all isolated right now doesn’t mean we aren’t as close. Our connection to each other defies space and time.”
Williams is set to release her debut solo record Petals For Armor next month and said this about the project: “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 favourite musicians so I never really feel the need to step into a role as a player when it comes to Paramore records.”
The Paramore singer also revealed: “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.”
Check out her version of ‘Smoke Signals’, below.