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Paramore’s Hayley Williams covers Radiohead song ‘Fake Plastic Trees’

Paramore lead singer, Hayley Williams, has shared a cover of iconic Radiohead song ‘Fake Plastic Trees’.

Releasing the track through social media, Williams said that the song is “the top requested song throughout my brief career in self-serenadism” as part of her lockdown covers series.

“Seemed sacrilegious at first until I realised that the band themselves have never once regarded what they do as precious or never-to-be-toyed with,” Williams wrote. “They are never beholden to any one version of their expression and public affections don’t seem to sway them.

“So many times people thought they were at their best only for them to bloom more beautifully into something unexpected and unequivocally better,” the singer added. “For a time I pretended to be over Radiohead but good things always find you and welcome you back.”

She added: “So, in admiration of one of the best bands of all time – and in humility to everyone who did *not* ask for this – here’s a self-serenade of ‘Fake Plastic Trees’. enjoy it if you can.”

Stream the song, below.

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for a while, anyway. the top requested song throughout my brief career in self-serenadism has been a @radiohead song. seemed sacrilegious at first until i realized that the band themselves have never once regarded what they do as precious or never-to-be-toyed with. they are never beholden to any one version of their expression and public affections don’t seem to sway them. so many times people thought they were at their best only for them to bloom more beautifully into something unexpected and unequivocally better. for a time i pretended to be over Radiohead (iiii knowwww) but good good things always find you and welcome you back. so, in admiration of one of the best bands of all time – and in humility to everyone who did *not* ask for this – here’s a self-serenade of “Fake Plastic Trees”. enjoy it if you can.

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