MUSIC NEWS: Hayley Williams Releases Surprise Album ‘FLOWERS for VASES / descansos’
Hayley Williams has released a surprise new album, FLOWERS for VASES / descansos, out now via Atlantic Records.
“This isn’t really a follow-up to Petals For Armor. If anything, it’s a prequel, or some sort of detour between parts 1 and 2 of Petals. The meaning of the album as a whole is maybe entirely different from diving into each song in particular,” says Williams. “For me, there’s no better way to tackle these individual subjects other than holistically. The ways I’ve been given time (forcibly, really) to stew on certain pains long enough to understand that they in fact, need to be released…indefinitely. I may never have been offered such a kindness; an opportunity to tend to the seeds I’d planted, to harvest, and to weed or prune what is no longer alive, in order to make space for the living. I wrote and performed this album in its entirety. That’s a career first for me. I recorded it at my home in Nashville, the home at which I’ve resided since Paramore released After Laughter. 2020 was really hard but I’m alive and so my job is to keep living and help others to do the same.”
Williams has also relaunched her previously sold-out limited edition APOTHEKE candle, available to purchase HERE.
FLOWERS for VASES / descansos follows the recent release of Williams’ acoustic EP, PETALS FOR ARMOR: SELF-SERENADES, which features stripped-down versions of Simmer and Why We Ever, originally found on her debut solo album PETALS FOR ARMOR.