Paramore’s Hayley Williams has given an update on the release of her new album, PETALS FOR ARMOR, after releasing the first part in EP form back in early February. Due to coronavirus-related anxiety, the singer has slightly delayed the release of the next section for now.
“There are sensitive topics for me in some of these songs,” she says in a statement posted to Twitter (March 17). “Since the immediate future is just a bit uncertain, I want this second set of songs to take up space and allow me opportunities to connect with people consistently and (hopefully) comfortably, not all at once, in an overwhelming heap.”
“So the new plan is to release each song from Petals For Armor II individually…”
“My hope is that in doing this, there will be something new to look forward to as the strange days roll by.”
Today (March 19), Williams released a new song titled, “Roses/Lotus/Violet/Iris”. The track also features backing vocals from Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker, and Lucy Dacus (collectively known as boygenius), and artwork from Mike Kluge.