With a current social media break, Hayley Williams went the newsletter route to share a heartfelt message, in which she thanked her Paramore bandmates for their support with her two solo albums — 2020’s Petals for Armor and 2021’s Flowers For Vases/Descansos — and (the reason we’re all here) also teased a possible Paramore comeback for 2022.
After reminiscing about “the last few years” in the first paragraph, Hayley noted that “In the thick of it all, I wrote. Enough to make up 2 solo albums. The kind I never swore I’d make! Because how dare anyone, most of all me, think for a second that my loyalty to Paramore has dwindled.”
Williams went on to share that in fact, “the guys were by my side nearly the entire process. If not actually working on the project with me then cheering me on. I even got to write with a few friends outside of – but very much connected to – Paramore, who taught me so much and gave me so much to be inspired by. Petals would likely not even exist if not for Joey Howard, his bass guitar, and a drum machine!!”
And while we totally love that for her and all, seeing as Paramore’s last release was in 2017 with After Laughter, for those of us craving more it seems as though it won’t be long until we can truly have it all.
Before closing out the newsletter, Williams thanked her fans for sticking with her over the years and then teased that a Paramore album or comeback is on the way.
“Before I go, thank y’all so much for the incredible support these last couple years,” the singer wrote towards the end of her note. She then mourned the way the pandemic affected her plans for her solo material, saying, “I know we didn’t get to properly come together to sing and vent and sweat it all out... but I do think that Petals and descansos lived exactly the lives they were meant to.”
Saving the best bit for last. “Besides,” she wrote, “Paramore can’t be ‘on a break’ forever now can we?” And concluding,“I love y’all. See you sometime next year?”
As real ones surely remember Paramore went on an indefinite hiatus in 2018, just as they were wrapping up their After Laughter tour. The following year, the band still had no concrete plans to start recording new music together which they confirmed with an Instagram post in which they referred to the time they had been spending away from the spotlight as “a really nice break.”
Writing, “After grinding away for nearly 15 years it’s so good to have a moment to just ‘be.’”
But now with the singer’s latest newsletter reveal, we know their “really nice break” will soon be over. And despite the over 2 year wait making us want it now, knowing new music is actually coming, “sometime next year” works just fine.