Petals for Armor/Last of Paramore?

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so there's this instagram called Petals For Armor whose first follower is the official Paramore instagram. Some believe the name is an imperfect anagram for Last of Paramore (Last of paremorr). It's a lot of grainy nature footage and the url in the bio links to a video of a monarch butterfly. Something seems to be up.

https://www.instagram.com/petalsforarmor/

☮ (peace, man), Thursday, 14 November 2019 10:16 (two years ago) link

peace god

imago, Thursday, 14 November 2019 10:19 (two years ago) link

Could be Lo! Fast Paramore! and the next album is recorder on a jetplane

imago, Thursday, 14 November 2019 10:20 (two years ago) link

Lost AF Paramore - they recorded their album in the jungle

Oh wait it's an imperfect anagram I hate that

imago, Thursday, 14 November 2019 10:22 (two years ago) link

Amoral Fret Pros

☮ (peace, man), Thursday, 14 November 2019 11:17 (two years ago) link

remaining hopeful it’s just hayley and taylor’s balearic techno side project

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 14 November 2019 13:46 (two years ago) link

I would accept that! A while back, Hayley did a post on instagram and it was kinda like "here are just some pictures of things around my house that make me happy." One pic was houseplants, then some mirrors, then a couple of synths, then a picture of her dog..." And ever since then, I've been secretly praying for Hayley to drop a Jane Weaver-style psych pop record or something.

☮ (peace, man), Thursday, 14 November 2019 15:07 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

https://www.instagram.com/p/B6_n_irBNVI/?igshid=aklpij8w4x1p

January 22 is the date.

☮️ (peace, man), Monday, 6 January 2020 22:19 (two years ago) link

Posters popping up in NYC.

https://i.redd.it/zb9dsmxg29941.jpg

☮️ (peace, man), Tuesday, 7 January 2020 15:51 (two years ago) link

I walked by one of those posters on Sunset Blvd. today, near the Palladium.

Don’t yell ‘Judas!’ in a crowded theater (morrisp), Tuesday, 7 January 2020 22:15 (two years ago) link

https://hayleywilliams.lnk.to/simmer

see y'all tomorrow

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 21 January 2020 18:45 (two years ago) link

So excited!

Did you notice that she referred to this as an "offering" which is also the title of My Chemical Romance's video from this weekend?

my first offering:

“SIMMER”, drops 1.22.20

see you then🌺 https://t.co/n8ApORvDIX

— hayley from Paramore 🌺 (@yelyahwilliams) January 20, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ6CZFhqgOQ

Crazy coincidence or is there something tying these together?

☮️ (peace, man), Tuesday, 21 January 2020 18:53 (two years ago) link

So who are the "friends" she referred to in that initial announcement

Probably Jack Antonoff eh

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Tuesday, 21 January 2020 18:53 (two years ago) link

not-so-crazy coincidence xp

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 21 January 2020 18:55 (two years ago) link

please don't be Jack Antonoff.

☮️ (peace, man), Tuesday, 21 January 2020 18:57 (two years ago) link

So who are the "friends" she referred to in that initial announcement

super-stealth MCR marketing....very sly

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Tuesday, 21 January 2020 19:01 (two years ago) link

So who are the "friends" she referred to in that initial announcement

turns out: taylor york and touring paramore member joey howard

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 21 January 2020 21:27 (two years ago) link

alfred to thread

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 21 January 2020 21:28 (two years ago) link

lol. So it's Hayley and Taylor and [insert rotating cast member here].

☮️ (peace, man), Tuesday, 21 January 2020 23:33 (two years ago) link

possibly the most confusingly designated solo project ever but i'm very excited for what's essentially another paramore album

ufo, Tuesday, 21 January 2020 23:39 (two years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lSj5k2K7w0

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 22 January 2020 19:31 (two years ago) link

this fucking rules

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 22 January 2020 19:35 (two years ago) link

getting serious jenn wasner vibes

maura, Wednesday, 22 January 2020 19:37 (two years ago) link

yeah, way lower-key than I was expecting in a nice way

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Wednesday, 22 January 2020 19:39 (two years ago) link

I love this

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Wednesday, 22 January 2020 19:40 (two years ago) link

petals for armor out may 8, produced by taylor york

“I’m so ready and so incredibly humbled to get to share this project,” says Williams. “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.”

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 22 January 2020 19:48 (two years ago) link

Hayley playing instruments is something I've been hoping for for a while.

☮️ (peace, man), Wednesday, 22 January 2020 19:49 (two years ago) link

I still don't know the difference between this and a new Paramore album but whatever I'm excited who cares

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Wednesday, 22 January 2020 19:51 (two years ago) link

man this was so satisfying. nothing i expected yet exactly what i wanted

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 22 January 2020 20:05 (two years ago) link

Give in.

☮️ (peace, man), Wednesday, 22 January 2020 22:24 (two years ago) link

best song i heard this year.

Nourry, Friday, 24 January 2020 00:41 (two years ago) link

yes

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 24 January 2020 02:10 (two years ago) link

holy shit i love this 100% but have rly lame comparisons so i wont do it

majority whip, majority nae nae (m bison), Friday, 24 January 2020 02:45 (two years ago) link

alfred to thread

― american bradass (BradNelson)

YO

https://www.theadultman.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/manly-cocktails.jpg

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 24 January 2020 02:48 (two years ago) link

this is fucking great

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 24 January 2020 17:16 (two years ago) link

Boy, is that great. Great video, too. (Song pairs well with the new Pearl Jam ...)

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 24 January 2020 17:37 (two years ago) link

I hope my daughter likes this.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 24 January 2020 17:38 (two years ago) link

I happily listened to it like 10 times in a row yesterday. m bison, what are your lame comparisons? I hear a little Kate Bush and Alanis Morissette in the vocals in various parts.

☮️ (peace, man), Friday, 24 January 2020 17:50 (two years ago) link

My bestie said St Vincent

... that's Traore! (Neanderthal), Friday, 24 January 2020 17:59 (two years ago) link

good call.

☮️ (peace, man), Friday, 24 January 2020 20:45 (two years ago) link

Yup, this is great. I hear those Kate Bush echoes too (which seem to be everywhere the last few years), but the pulsing beat is a new and welcome thing.

i like this better than any st vincent i've ever heard

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 24 January 2020 21:57 (two years ago) link

m bison, what are your lame comparisons? I hear a little Kate Bush and Alanis Morissette in the vocals in various parts.

― ☮️ (peace, man), Friday, January 24, 2020 11:50 AM (four hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

kate bush! and latter-era radiohead.

majority whip, majority nae nae (m bison), Friday, 24 January 2020 22:16 (two years ago) link

oh and the breathy part reminds me of tour de france by kraftwerk

majority whip, majority nae nae (m bison), Friday, 24 January 2020 22:16 (two years ago) link

I love this

Roz, Saturday, 25 January 2020 13:25 (two years ago) link

xp: I had been thinking Meredith Monk, but Tour de France is probably closer.

Also the one-note humming sample reminds me of the "ha ha ha ha" from O Superman. See also the harmonized vocals on "con-trol" and "eyes closed" in the chorus, although Hayley isn't nearly as vocodored.

☮️ (peace, man), Saturday, 25 January 2020 16:49 (two years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAKKNncsf20

little coda for the video. more horror imagery. i'm... very happy

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 27 January 2020 22:11 (two years ago) link

Cool!

☮️ (peace, man), Monday, 27 January 2020 23:04 (two years ago) link

is everybody ready for another new song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3WJjuG1yNQ

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 30 January 2020 17:18 (two years ago) link

this is even more low-key and Radiohead-y!

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Thursday, 30 January 2020 17:21 (two years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Holy shit, this is so so so good. I didn't listen to the first songs/EP because I wanted to wait for the whole thing, then the whole world went to shit and I spaced on it. But later is better than never, I love this.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 18 November 2020 18:01 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

Tiny Desk Concert came out today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZknTE5DPlAA

peace, man, Wednesday, 9 December 2020 15:28 (one year ago) link

Cool. Just remembered that I think I would have seen her here in ... last March? April?

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 9 December 2020 15:44 (one year ago) link

fuckin' great. this is such a good album.

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 10 December 2020 00:04 (one year ago) link

I'm surprised by the fall-off in conversation after early May.

Patriotic Goiter (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 10 December 2020 00:09 (one year ago) link

New EP out today!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dju8m_nnzc

groovypanda, Friday, 18 December 2020 08:29 (one year ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9q4IH4tNqc

groovypanda, Friday, 18 December 2020 08:29 (one year ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7OlTYpl9lY

peace, man, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 15:47 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

Hayley has apparently been sending people doll parts in the mail

did anyone else get this mysterious package from @yelyahwilliams?? pic.twitter.com/mRcm1a2ZyB

— roxy moure ⚡️ (@roxymoure) January 22, 2021

and there is a website called

https://flowersforvases.com/

The speculation is that these clues point to new Hayley Williams solo material.

peace, man, Monday, 25 January 2021 20:02 (one year ago) link

https://i.redd.it/rji6jtl94xd61.jpg

peace, man, Wednesday, 27 January 2021 20:37 (one year ago) link

Doll parts? Courtney Love collab? Hole reunion but with Hayley as the front? Album of Hole covers?

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Wednesday, 27 January 2021 21:16 (one year ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eo_WZ5hx1ls

Hayley hand-delivered a CD of this song a fan with the express purpose of leaking it.

peace, man, Friday, 29 January 2021 11:47 (one year ago) link

this track is great

That's not really my scene (I'm 41) (forksclovetofu), Friday, 29 January 2021 22:40 (one year ago) link

FLOWERS for VASES / descansos — 2.5.21 🥀 pic.twitter.com/si6SZq595t

— hayley from Paramore 🥀 (@yelyahwilliams) February 4, 2021

New record tomorrow.

peace, man, Thursday, 4 February 2021 12:13 (one year ago) link

hayleymore

abcfsk, Thursday, 4 February 2021 12:43 (one year ago) link

Record as in album?!

Or just a new song? xp

groovypanda, Thursday, 4 February 2021 13:59 (one year ago) link

let's hope it's 15 minutes shorter than the first one. i speak as someone who has literally just now sat through the whole thing and enjoyed much of it

imago, Thursday, 4 February 2021 14:04 (one year ago) link

either that or make the eclecticism work a hair better. turn that 7/10 album into an 8 or a 9 I believe in u Hayley

imago, Thursday, 4 February 2021 14:05 (one year ago) link

wait I gave it 6 in the end, I am cruel lol

imago, Thursday, 4 February 2021 14:05 (one year ago) link

the new material is v promising

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 4 February 2021 14:08 (one year ago) link

FLOWERS for VASES / descansos is a full album. 14 tracks and 42 minutes. listening now

ufo, Thursday, 4 February 2021 14:14 (one year ago) link

13 minutes shorter. acceptable

imago, Thursday, 4 February 2021 14:15 (one year ago) link

first track is really lovely

ufo, Thursday, 4 February 2021 14:16 (one year ago) link

Awesome xps

groovypanda, Thursday, 4 February 2021 14:17 (one year ago) link

FLOWERS for VASES / descansos is a full album. 14 tracks and 42 minutes. listening now

― ufo, Thursday, February 4, 2021 9:14 AM (nineteen minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

13 minutes shorter. acceptable

― imago, Thursday, February 4, 2021 9:15 AM (eighteen minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

I'm feeling this.

peace, man, Thursday, 4 February 2021 14:35 (one year ago) link

so far it's predominantly an acoustic singer-songwriter album and i'm enjoying it much more than petals for armor

ufo, Thursday, 4 February 2021 14:43 (one year ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/mZBl1nG.jpg

ufo, Thursday, 4 February 2021 15:04 (one year ago) link

overall: nice enough, a few really lovely tracks, certainly better as a whole than petals for armor

ufo, Thursday, 4 February 2021 15:13 (one year ago) link

well thats saying something since I think P4A was one of the best albums of last year

akm, Thursday, 4 February 2021 15:27 (one year ago) link

The next Paramore album should be called "Paramore Is Still a Band."

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 4 February 2021 15:28 (one year ago) link

"paramore is a band" (as opposed to hayley&co) was a constant refrain when they were still active as well. part of their dramatic landscape, slight overprotestation and all. wouldn't be a bad title no.

putting this on omgggggg

difficult listening hour, Thursday, 4 February 2021 15:57 (one year ago) link

wait maybe i'm not

difficult listening hour, Thursday, 4 February 2021 16:02 (one year ago) link

apparently there were breakup rumours yet again so i think hayley is getting a little tired of those lol

ufo, Thursday, 4 February 2021 16:03 (one year ago) link

love me some hayley

That's not really my scene (I'm 41) (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 4 February 2021 16:27 (one year ago) link

The next Paramore album should be called "Paramore Is Still a Band."

Or "Paramore's Got Their Own Album To Do"

"what are you DOING to fleetwood mac??" (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 4 February 2021 17:10 (one year ago) link

where'd it leak? not on the slsk

akm, Thursday, 4 February 2021 17:28 (one year ago) link

it's already out in certain countries

v difficult to find yes but i only have to wait eleven hours at this point

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 4 February 2021 17:50 (one year ago) link

yeah, this is more like it

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 5 February 2021 13:15 (one year ago) link

"trigger" ;_;

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 5 February 2021 13:22 (one year ago) link

"no use i just do"!!!!

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 5 February 2021 13:48 (one year ago) link

these songs are beautiful!!!!

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 5 February 2021 13:50 (one year ago) link

I can already tell this is the kinda record I'm not gonna want to put on front to back very often but the right track at the right time is gonna hurt me

stimmy stimmy yah (Simon H.), Friday, 5 February 2021 14:05 (one year ago) link

yeah, same

"over those hills" almost sounds like late-period cardigans to me

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 5 February 2021 14:27 (one year ago) link

"kyrh" is devastating

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 5 February 2021 14:37 (one year ago) link

Realize this probably sounds intentionally contrarian but I'm enjoying Flowers for Vases way more than I ever took to Petals (which outside of "Simmer" never landed for me). Yes, some of these tracks can feel like sketches but there's some downright lovely music and emotions here that are laid bare in a truly intimate recording.

Indexed, Thursday, 18 February 2021 15:23 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

I'm kind of obsessed with "Over These Hills." What a perfect, simple (but not too simple -- that modulation is key!) little song.

Mark E. Smith died this year. Or, maybe last year. (bernard snowy), Tuesday, 18 May 2021 13:04 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

I never got around to listening to this. When it came out, I had grown pretty tired of Petals for Armor and wasn't really interested in an acoustic singer-songwriter version of same. But today, I decided I needed an autumnal album and this one was easy to reach for. Just listened to it twice. It was just what I needed and a lot better than I expected.

peace, man, Tuesday, 20 September 2022 13:03 (two weeks ago) link


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