Less than a year after her solo debut, Hayley Williams is back with another new album: FLOWERS for VASES / descansos – produced by Daniel James, mixed by Carlos de la Garza and mastered by Heba Kadry – is now available through Atlantic. Hear it below.
FLOWERS for VASES / descansos includes a new version of “Find Me Here” that Williams recently released on their EP Petals for Armor: Self-Serenades. In a statement, the Paramore leader said, “This isn’t exactly a sequel to Petals for Armor. If anything, it’s a prequel or some kind of detour between Part 1 and 2 of Petals. The meaning of the entire album may be completely different from the immersion in the individual songs. “She continued:
For me, there is no better way to approach these individual issues than holistically. The way I’ve been (really, forcibly) given time to fight certain pains long enough to understand that they actually need to be released … indefinitely. I may never have been offered such kindness. an opportunity to take care of the seeds I had planted, harvest and weed or prune what is no longer alive to make room for the living. I wrote and performed this album in its entirety. This is a career first for me. I recorded it in my Nashville house, the house I’ve lived in since Paramore’s release of After Laughter. 2020 was really hard but I’m alive and so it’s my job to keep living and helping others do the same.
Read Pitchfork’s feature, “Hayley Williams drops every song on her deeply personal solo album, Petals for Armor.”