- 04 Feb 21
The Paramore frontwoman has been teasing the follow-up to her May 2020 debut solo album ‘Petals For Armor’ for weeks.
Hayley Williams has announced that she is releasing her brand new solo album - Flowers For Vases / Descansos - tomorrow, February 5th.
Williams' sophomore LP has been in the works for weeks, with the singer-songwriter's official website redirecting to a site called ‘Flowers For Vases’.
The Paramore star also ‘leaked’ a new track from the project late in January after she hand-delivered a CD to one fan in the US.
After eagle-eyed fans noticed that the Flowers For Vases / Descansos Genius page showed a release date of February 5th, Williams tweeted the title of her next solo project, its imminent release date and its artwork this morning (February 4th).
The release news follows on from Williams revealing last month that she was in the process of recording her equivalent of Taylor Swift’s surprise-released album folklore.
“We don’t need drums if this is my folklore,” she said of a since-deleted clip.
FLOWERS for VASES / descansos — 2.5.21 🥀 pic.twitter.com/si6SZq595t
— hayley from Paramore 🥀 (@yelyahwilliams) February 4, 2021
"While occasionally offering brief glimpses of Paramore’s pop-punk stadium-fillers, Petals For Armor defies easy categorisation – instead carving out a unique, somewhat eccentric art-pop sound that draws largely from Björk and Radiohead, while also incorporating R&B elements. Vocally she has never sounded stronger," Hot Press' Lucy O'Toole wrote in her review of Petals For Armor.
"While the project stands up powerfully in three distinct parts, as one 15-track album, we occasionally find ourselves repeating the same territory more than once. Yet, as a reflection of a jagged journey, this imperfect plot feels refreshingly organic. A moving testament to an irrepressible talent that has finally begun to blossom on her own."
Williams released her three-track acoustic Petals For Armor: Self-Serenades EP back in December 2020.