After listening to “Petals For Armor”, there is no doubt flowers are an important part of the life of Hayley Williams (front woman for Paramore). In an interview with Pitchfork, she describes a vision where she is surrounded by earth, vines, and flowers. This beautiful imagery helped her recover from personal traumas, and subsequently boosted the creative process of writing her first solo album. Straying from the punk influence of Paramore’s style, she infuses funky bass lines with 80’s tones to highlight her voice. Luckily, through this album, we can, as Haley tells us, “watch me while I bloom”.
Release date: May 8, 2020
Similar artist(s): Halsey, CHVRCHES
Top tracks: Over Yet, Dead Horses, Simmer, Roses / Lotus / Violet / Iris