Hayley Williams’ FLOWERS for VASES is getting a vinyl release
Remember back in February, Hayley Williams dropped her second solo album with only the most cryptic of lead ups (a sliver of music online; fans sent bits of dolls, that sort of thing)? A good day. Good album, too, recorded at home during lockdown, with Hayley playing all the parts herself.
Now Hayley’s announced a vinyl release for September 10. Two versions will be available: the normal ‘Milky Clear’ version, and a limited ‘Pink Smoke’ edition.
Much of the album deals with lockdown-enforced reflections on things the Paramore singer had left boxed up and needed to come out, and it was an appropriately introspective work.
“For me, there’s no better way to tackle these individual subjects other than holistically,” she explained at the time.“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.”
Despite coming after last year’s solo debut, Petals For Armor, Hayley says it’s not a sequel; more the bit before that.
“This isn’t really a follow-up to Petals For Armor. If anything, it’s a prequel or some sort of detour between parts one and two of Petals,” she added.“I had written a long and poetic press release but man, after 16 years of being in the music business, six albums, and a lot of‘strategies’ for how to‘roll-out’ a project the right way… writing more words in an attempt to describe better words I’ve written for the album at hand just seemed so boring and silly.”
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