Paramore’s Hayley Williams has dropped her highly anticipated debut solo album, Petals for Armor.
“I definitely spread my wings a little more as a musician on this project than I ever have before,” Williams told Teen Vogue in an interview. “We learn as we go and we’re open to the discomfort of growth. I certainly felt that discomfort while making Petals for Armor and it brought me to one of my proudest moments as an artist thus far.”
Williams’ Paramore bandmates Taylor York and Zac Farro contributed to Petals for Armor. She co-wrote all 15 tracks on the highly personal record, drawing from her own life experiences.
“For me, writing about rage and discomfort about the injustices I’ve witnessed first hand was my means of staying alive; learning from my own pain rather than trying to sleep through it,” Williams said. “I think—or at least I hope—that resonates with people because they know that they have the capacity to do the same. We can be present through all of this chaos and we can grow from it.”
Stream Petals for Armor in full below: