Hayley Williams strikes out on her own with solo single, “Simmer”

Her first solo album, ‘Petals for Armor,’ arrives later this year.

Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams has released her much-anticipated debut solo single, “Simmer.”

The ominous track, which Williams co-wrote with Paramore bandmate Taylor York and touring bassist Joey Howard, arrived alongside a creepy video. In the red-tinted clip, Williams runs through a forest to escape from a masked assailant, who is revealed to be a clone of her

“Simmer” is the lead single from Williams’ forthcoming solo debut, Petals for Armor, due out May 8. However, the song is not the first solo track from the singer, who contributed the song “Teenagers” to the soundtrack of the film Jennifer’s Body in 2009.

“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,” Williams said in a press statement. “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.”

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Last year, Williams teamed up with American Football for “Uncomfortably Numb,” from the band’s third self-titled album. On the other hand, Paramore’s last full-length, After Laughter, dropped in 2017.

While you wait for Petals for Armor to arrive, watch the video for “Simmer” below:

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