Early last week, Hayley Williams shared the lyrics for a new song, “Roses/Lotus/Violet/Iris.” Today, fans can hear the song in full. Hayley wrote it with Taylor York and Daniel James, and Taylor produces. “Roses/Lotus/Violet/Iris” features Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus – of the indie group boygenius – on backing vocals, and it’s set to appear on Hayley’s upcoming solo album, Petals For Armor, out on May 8th.
Like Hayley’s previously released solo songs, “Roses/Lotus/Violet/Iris” continues in the same subdued, almost calming soundscape. But while her first EP featured underlying currents of rage and suspense, this new song is more serene and atmospheric. It feels very 1970s, and its floral imagery only solidifies that impression. It’s a nice track, but not as impactful as the Petals For Armor I songs.
The song also comes with a visualizer video, showing various flowers and kaleidoscopic colors. It was created by Mike Kluge.
Listen to “Roses/Lotus/Violet/Iris” below:
You can stream or download “Roses/Lotus/Violet/Iris” from all the major music providers here. It will appear on Hayley’s upcoming second EP, Petals For Armor II, due in a few weeks. Hayley plans to release its songs one at a time. See her recent note about this plan below:
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please allow me to allow you to look forward to a new song called “ROSES/LOTUS/VIOLET/IRIS” with bgv’s from the boy geniuses themselves @julienrbaker @lucydacus @_fake_nudes_ (ps guys, why are you all murdering me with your eyes in the only pic i have of us together in the studio?). . *slide for more info* photo by @lindseybyrnes
Petals For Armor I
In addition to “Roses/Lotus/Violet/Iris,” we can also hear five other songs Hayley has put out recently. Last month Hayley shared the 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 this May (unless coronavirus ruins that plan…). She announced an intimate tour of North America and Europe, with more dates to be announced at a later date.
Check out all the dates and locations below:
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
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.
Enjoy “Roses/Lotus/Violet/Iris,” and get ready to hear Hayley’s upcoming EP, Petals For Armor II. Stay tuned for more news on the full album, Petals For Armor – including full tracklisting and more singles and videos. Keep checking back here for all the latest Hayley Williams music news.