Paramore vocalist Hayley Williams has revealed details of her next solo release, Self-Serenades, which arrives off the back of her acclaimed debut solo album Petals For Armor. It’s another addition to a solo career that is picking up some serious steam.
Williams has announced that the upcoming release will be released on 10″ vinyl and will feature acoustic tracks taken from her debut effort. The three-track record will include stripped-back renditions of ‘Simmer’ and ‘Why We Ever’, as well as a previously-unreleased song titled ‘Find Me Here’. If that appeals then you best be quick, Williams is set to release a limited run of 10,000 coloured vinyl records which will be printed and will be released on December 18th.
“This is the first time that I am seeing my name everywhere, and it kind of gives me heebie-jeebies a little bit,” she previously told Rolling Stone about the weirdness that has come with swapping band life for being a solo artist. “My name doesn’t look like a name, to me, that you would see on a marquee. I also feel like Paramore is half, if not more, of who I am.”
“I don’t think you can get to the good shit without digging through the bad first. It’s like you are trying to find the centre of the Earth – how can you find that without cracking through limestone and heavy, hard things?” she added on her songwriting process.
The pandemic has prevented Williams from getting on the road to promote her solo album but she has put 2020 to good use by sharing an array of gorgeous stripped-down covers including Radiohead’s ‘Fake Plastic Trees’.
If this is the kind of quality we can expect to see on Self-Serenades then we’re in for a real treat.