Hayley Williams Releases Debut Solo Album ‘Petals For Armor’

Hayley Williams’ eagerly awaited debut solo album ‘Petals For Armor’ has finally been released in full.

The album was released in three parts, with ‘Petals For Armor’ I first released on February 6th, II on April 21st and then part III on 8th May to complete the project.

‘Petals For Armor’ takes on Williams’ own unique style on each track, different to her previous work with her pop-punk band Paramore, which is sure to cater for all.

Hayley said “I’m so ready and so incredibly humbled to get to share this project… Making it was a scary, empowering experience. Some of my proudest moments as a lyricist happened while writing ‘PETALS FOR ARMOR.’ And I was able to get my hands a little dirtier than usual when it came to instrumentation. I’m in a band with my favorite musicians so I never really feel the need to step into a role as a player when it comes to Paramore records.

“This project, however, benefited from a little bit of musical naïveté and rawness and so I experimented quite a bit more. I made this with some of the closest people to me. Their respective talents really shine bright throughout the record. I like to think we all make each other better and the result is something that sounds and FEELS exactly as I’d hoped it would. Now that it’s time to put it all out there, I can finally exhale. I’m excited to let people in to experience a different side of myself that I’ve only very recently become familiar with.”

Talking to NME, Hayley spoke about her divorce, her mental health, and thoughts about making her first solo album, “I felt a lot of anxiety about… do people want a crazy big pop record? What if this isn’t that, and it’s a letdown? When I ended up writing some songs that were poppier and dancier… am I a sell-out?’.


  1. Simmer
  2. Leave It Alone
  3. Cinnamon
  4. Creepin
  5. Sudden Desire
  6. Dead Horse
  7. My Friend
  8. Over Yet
  9. Roses/Lotus/Violet/Iris
  10. Why We Ever
  11. Pure Love
  12. Taken
  13. Sugar On The Rim
  14. Watch Me While I Bloom
  15. Crystal Clear

Download/stream ‘Petals For Armor’ here.

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Written by James

Entertainment and Showbiz Writer.