After sharing the first track from her new project, and the subsequent new album, Petals For Armor, Hayley Williams has returned with a new video for ‘Leave It Alone’.
Last week saw Paramore’s Hayley Williams breach out on her own for the very first time with her debut solo single, ‘Simmer’. Now the singer has returned with a video for follow-up single ‘Leave It Alone’.
The second cut from the new album PETALS FOR ARMOR, which lands on May 8th, comes complete with a gorgeous new video from Warren Fu.
But why Petals For Armor? She revealed to the BBC, “It’s part of a lyric in Simmer. A while ago, I went to this cranial-sacral masseuse. Maybe a lot of people might consider that a kind of woo-woo witch doctor, but I’ll take any help I can get. I was laying on her table and I started having these weirdly creepy visions of flowers growing out of me – and not in a beautiful way, it was very painful and very grotesque but I kind of realised in that moment there was a lot that was trying so hard to grow out of me and it was going to hurt to do it.”
She continued: “For me, it’s somewhat of a mantra to try and stay soft in a really, really hard world and feel pain, and let all of it come to you and try and put out something that can redeem it all – even if it’s ugly at first.
“The lyric is ‘wrap yourself in petals for armor’ because I kept feeling like the way for me to protect myself best is to be vulnerable and be okay with having a lot of pain at certain times and also feeling a lot of joy at certain times.”
“As long as I’m staying soft to those things – and I’m open to letting those things in and out of me – then I actually can survive the world a lot easier than if I stay hard and with my fists up all the time.”
Watch the new video for ‘Leave It Alone’ below: