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Hayley Williams Teases Return: 'Paramore Can't Be On A Break Forever'

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By Kristin Myers on December 1, 2021 at 9:33 AM EST

Singer Hayley Williams is heading back to Paramore!

Williams recently stepped away from the band she started in 2005 to create her own solo album in 2020 called “Petals For Armor.” She followed up the highly successful album in 2021 with “Flowers For Vases/descansos.”

Although Williams surprised fans by suddenly deleting her Instagram and Twitter profiles, she assured fans that she would still share updates through the official Paramore social media pages.

Many fans had their fingers crossed that Williams was subtly teasing a return to Paramore, and, as it turns out, they weren’t wrong!

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Hayley Williams Appreciates Fans Supporting Her Solo Album

In a newsletter to the Paramore fanbase, Williams posted a heartfelt message to her fans thanking them for their support while she created her solo albums.

“The last few years went by so far and yet they were so full,” Williams began. “When the band decided to come home in 2018 for an extended break, I really thought I’d just be home recharging. Maybe I’d travel for fun instead of work. Definitely, I’d spend a lot of time with family, catching up on whatever I thought ‘normalcy’ felt like.”

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She continued, “In the thick of it all, I wrote. Enough to make up 2 solo albums! The kind of albums I swore I’d never make! Because how dare anyone, most of all me, think for a second that my loyalty to Paramore had dwindled. 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!!”

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Hayley Williams Is Back In The Band!

Williams added, “I’m so thankful for this experience. I got to (very literally) dance with demons I’d been too afraid to even acknowledge before. This deluxe edition of Petals For Armor + Flower for Vases/descansos is a summary of all the lessons and beautiful moments I don’t ever want to forget, in one place.”

“Before I go, thank y’all so much for the incredible support these last couple years,” she concluded. “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. Besides, Paramore can’t be ‘on a break’ forever now can we?”

“I love y’all. See you sometime next year? Hayley.”

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Fans are definitely excited for the band’s return! In February, Williams said that she was ready to get back into the studio with bandmates Zac Farro and Taylor York while talking to a fan on Twitter.

“did you write more songs for FFV that weren’t eventually included in the tracklist and if so are you gonna use them either for a future solo project or for a Paramore album? #flowersforvases,” the fan asked.

“There are more songs, yeah,” Williams replied. “But I’m not planning on another solo album. and I’m not sure if they’d be great for Paramore. I’m ready for the next Paramore album. let’s go.”

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