The stream of Hayley Williams solo material continues. The Paramore frontwoman is gearing up to release her first solo album, Petals For Armor, out on May 8th. We’ve already heard five songs on her new EP, and three of them got music videos. Following lyric videos for “Simmer,” “Leave It Alone,” and “Creepin,'” we now get a lyric video for Hayley’s third single, “Cinnamon.” It features footage of Hayley learning the choreography of the dance she does in the “Cinnamon” music video.
Hayley wrote “Cinnamon” with Taylor York of Paramore; Taylor also produced. Upon releasing “Cinnamon,” Hayley said, “I love this song so much – for now, I just want you to know it’s an ode to my home.”
“Cinnamon” starts with prominent percussion and an unconventional sung melody, “ahhh” made stranger with vocal effects. With drums and blips as her backdrop, Hayley sings of the emptiness in her home. She’s almost alone, apart from her dog. The eerie “ahh” serves as the first chorus, and energy builds up as we move into the second verse. The next time we hear the chorus, murmurs of “Cinnamon” fill in the extra space. A gentle bridge adds dynamism to the song, introducing higher vocals from Hayley that dominate the rest of the tune.
In the lyric video, we see behind-the-scenes footage as Hayley learns the choreography to the dance seen in the “Cinnamon” music video. She works with choreographer Tovaris Wilson in a dance studio, but we also see Hayley practicing at home. Finally, the lyric video shows a glimpse into the making of the music video, directed by Warren Fu.
Watch the lyric video for “Cinnamon” below:
You can listen to “Cinnamon” – plus four other new songs – in Hayley’s Petals For Armor I EP, available now. Stream or download the EP from all the major music platforms here. Those songs and more will appear on Hayley’s upcoming full-length album, Petals For Armor, due out on May 8th. You can pre-order the album now here.
Touring & Paramore’s Future
Hayley will tour for her solo album. She hasn’t yet given details on where or when, but stay tuned for more announcements on that in the coming weeks.
Hayley has also confirmed that Paramore is not over. They will make music together again, though it probably won’t sound like her forthcoming solo material. In any case, Hayley indicated that this solo album is an important step that will only help the band grow.
Petals For Armor
Enjoy the new “Cinnamon” lyric video, and be sure to listen to all five songs on the Petals For Armor I EP. Don’t miss the music videos for with “Simmer,” “Simmer Interlude,” “Leave It Alone,” “Leave It Alone Interlude,” and “Cinnamon.” Hayley has stated that her song “Sudden Desire” will also get a music video.
Hayley’s upcoming debut solo album, Petals For Armor, will be available on May 8th. Catch up on all we know about it so far here.
Stay tuned for more news on Petals For Armor – including full tracklisting and more singles and videos. Keep checking back here for all the latest Hayley Williams music news.
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