- 18 Dec 20
Earlier this month, Williams performed a handful of of tracks for an NPR Tiny Desk Concert alongside a band that happened to include long-time Paramore fan and singer-songwriter Julien Baker.
Paramore frontwoman and solo musician Hayley Williams has shared a brand new acoustic track, 'Find Me Here', taken from her three-track Petals For Armor: Self-Serenades EP.
Self-Serenades is officially released today (December 18), but was first announced back in October.
The EP is set to be released on a limited-edition 10″ vinyl in addition to digital formats.
The project also contains acoustic renditions of ‘Simmer’ and ‘Why We Ever’, both tracks from Williams’ acclaimed debut solo album, Petals For Armor.
“The Self-Serenade version of 'Simmer' is now available for streaming ahead of the EP release,” Williams said in an Instagram post last week.
“If you listen closely you can hear Alf (her dog) sigh dramatically in the opening line. like mother like son.”
The soft-spoken new track clocks in at just under two minutes and contrasts deeply from the instrumentation found throughout her album, evoking the Beatles' track 'Yesterday'.
Hayley Williams released Petals For Armor back in May, with Hot Press praising the artist's ability to find strength in intense vulnerability:
"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," Lucy O'Toole wrote in her review of the work.
"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."
Listen to ‘Find Me Here’ below: