Paramore’s Hayley Williams Hints At “Lovely Things” & New Music

It’s been two years since Paramore released their last album, After Laughter. It launched the singles “Hard Times,” “Told You So,” “Fake Happy,” “Rose-Colored Boy,” and “Caught In The Middle,” as well as plenty of touring. But in the last year, the band has gone pretty quiet. Drummer Zac Farro (yes, he’s back in the band!) focused on his other music project, HalfNoise, in 2018. Frontwoman Hayley Williams, meanwhile, has been working on self-care – in the form of social media breaks and getting help for her mental health – as well as her hair dye business, Good Dye Young. Although Paramore doesn’t seem to be actively working on a new album just yet, it does seem that Hayley is writing. Today she shared a trio of Instagram posts, and the “lovely things” in the captions sounded like a song verse:

What you see
And all the lonely,
Lovely things you don’t

The first photo is from the After Laughter promo shoots. The last photo shows Hayley playing guitar on her bed, with her dogs serving as an adoring audience. However, the most intriguing post is the video in the middle. Hayley is clearly singing and playing a tune… but the video is muted. Is this a new song? Perhaps one we’ll hear on a future Paramore album?

Check out the “lovely things” posts below:

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what you see photo by @zacfarro

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and all the lonely,

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lovely things you dont

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Although it’s been two years since we got After Laughter, it’s still too soon to say when Paramore will release their sixth album. This is the first indication of any new music coming together, and it could be another year or two before we get to hear it. But it is promising! We may get to hear this “lovely things” song in the not-too-distant future.

For now, be sure to revisit After Laughter and Paramore’s earlier albums. Keep checking back here for all the latest Paramore music news.

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