Hayley Williams of Paramore, writing for Paper Magazine:
I woke up from that crash with one less bandmate… another fight about money and who wrote what songs. And I had a wedding ring on, despite breaking off the engagement only months before. A lot happened within a short time. But then I didn’t eat, I didn’t sleep, I didn’t laugh… for a long time. I’m still hesitant to call it depression. Mostly out of fear people will put it in a headline, as if depression is unique and interesting and deserves a click. Psychology is interesting. Depression is torment.
We wrote and wrote and I never liked what I put to the music Taylor sent me. His stuff sounded inspired. My parts sounded, to me, like someone dead in the eyes.
This is really great and worth the read.
Hayley Williams of Paramore has returned to Twitter with a cover of Destiny’s Child’s “Bills, Bills, Bills.”
Hayley Williams, Laura Jane Grace, and a bunch of other musicians have donated some gear to the Girls Rock Camp Alliance auction:
Today, we here at Reverb are excited to announce our partnership with a slew of exceptional artists and musicians for an auction launching this Thursday, May 10 in support of the Girls Rock Camp Alliance (GRCA)—a nonprofit supporting more than 100 summer camp and music education programs around the world for female, transgender, and gender non-conforming youth.
Congratulations to Hayley Williams for being named to Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list. (Quote of the day: Trying to use this website is a dumpster fire.)
Hayley Williams’s cover of Tegan and Sara’s “Nineteen” has been given an animated video.
Hayley Williams of Paramore talked about recording “Nineteen” for Tegan and Sara’s The Con X.
Hayley Williams’s hair product company, goodDYEyoung, has launched a new styling gel called “Poser Paste.” The company describes the product:
Poser Paste is an obnoxiously beautiful styling paste in the brightest, boldest colors. Poser Paste is wear and wash – express yourself!
Poser Paste’s colors are buildable and mixable to create custom shades. Crafted with high-quality pigments, the colors will stand out on even the darkest hair colors.
Hayley Williams of Paramore posted up a little video of her performing “Accident Prone” by Jawbreaker on Twitter.
Update: I extracted the audio from the video and cleaned it up just a little if you’d like an MP3 copy.
Tegan and Sara have announced the track listing of artists that covered songs on The Con for its 10 year anniversary release. It’s full of some fantastic artists like Hayley Williams, Bleachers, MUNA, PVRIS, and Ryan Adams. See the full list below.
Hayley Williams’s hair dye company, goodDYEyoung, has released four new colors.
Hayley Williams of Paramore was a clue on Jeopardy last night and no one got it right.
HalfNoise performed “As U Wave” with Hayley Williams at the Lucky Bamboo in Nashville over the weekend. A fan shot video of the performance has been uploaded to YouTube.
HalfNoise have released their new song “As U Wave” featuring Hayley Williams of Paramore on guest vocals. The full EP can be streamed on YouTube.
Chvrches have shared their new animated video for “Bury It” featuring Hayley Williams.
Chvrches have released their new version of “Bury It,” featuring Hayley Williams of Paramore, via Annie Mac’s BBC 1 show.
Hayley Williams of Paramore has launched a new hair dye company called goodDYEyoung. I’d like to talk to someone about changing my cursor into a little pixelated rock hand, but the colors really do look great.
A voice for anyone whose rebel spirit stands out, but might not always fit in, goodDYEyoung represents a youthful community bonded by self-expression, limitless inspiration and a flair for bold colors. Differentiated not just by the special ingredients in its products, but by its message of self-love through self-expression, the purpose of GDY is to create an all-inclusive counter culture that inspires more creativity, more community, and most of all, more color.