ABC Music News

Hayley Williams announces 'Petals for Armor: Self-Serenades' EP

M_hayley_81020
Credit: Lindsey Byrnes

Hayley Williams has announced a new EP called Petals for Armor: Self-Serenades.

The three-track collection includes acoustic versions of “Simmer” and “Why We Ever” — two songs off the Paramore frontwoman’s debut solo album, Petals for Armor — plus a new tune called “Find Me Here.” It’ll be released on digital platforms and as a 10-inch vinyl disc on December 18.

The title Self-Serenades refers to the acoustic performances Williams would share on her Instagram amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to her own songs, she’d also play covers, including Radiohead‘s “Fake Plastic Trees” and Björk‘s “Unison.”

“[I] survived 2020 thanks to self-serenades,” Williams now says.

Petals for Armor the album was released in May. Williams had planned to launch her first solo tour in support of the record this year, but the outing was canceled due to the pandemic.

Paramore’s most recent album is 2017’s After Laughter.

By Josh Johnson
Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.