Hayley Williams launched the primary half of her solo mission, Petals for Armor, in February, and was because of launch the subsequent batch of songs this week. But as a result of ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Williams has delayed the brand new EP’s launch, and as an alternative shared one track, “Roses/Lotus/Violet/Iris,” on Thursday.
Williams additional defined her choice to postpone the EP in a press release: “I wanted to drop a line really quick to give an update about my upcoming album, Petals for Armor, and what’s going on with my music in light of the effect of COVID-19. I had planned on dropping another EP’s worth of songs this week but after a couple of days of thinking about it, I just don’t feel comfortable going through with that plan anymore. My reason being that just like everyone else, I feel a lot of anxiety right now.”
Earlier this month, on International Women’s Day, Williams had shared the lyrics to “Roses/Lotus/Violet/Iris” on her Twitter “in honor of my personal journey through femininity, with its endless facets; and in honor of the feminine wonder that connects literally everyone and everything,” she wrote.
ROSES/LOTUS/VIOLET/IRIS options @julienrbaker @lucydacus and @phoebe_bridgers on backing vocals. they’re simply three of the unimaginable girls who i get to know and develop alongside on this life.
can’t wait to launch this track and extra.
blissful girls’s day. 🌺
— hayley from Paramore 🌺 (@yelyahwilliams) March 8, 2020
Williams’ solo debut Petals for Armor might be out May eighth.