HAYLEY WILLIAMS Sings About Her Personal Grief In "Leave It Alone"
Ain't it fun to wake up to a brand new Hayley Williams single? We're in for a treat as the Paramore lead singer released another solo track called "Leave It Alone".
Following "Simmer" which she dropped last week, this continues the dark vibe of her forthcoming album Petals For Armor as it deals with being terrified of losing people that are important to her. Apparently, it was inspired by her 81-year old grandma who had a terrible fall and suffered head trauma.
"It really sucks that you do have to dig through the dirtiest shit to find like the diamonds or something, you know? Like you’ve got to burn all of it off. My family went through something insane in the middle of… I’m working. I’m doing all this work on childhood stuff and traumas, and I’m terrified of losing people obviously. And my Nana, who was my mom’s mother, had this terrible fall. And it was right after, it was the day after… Her and I share a birthday. She’s 50 years older than me, so she’s 81 now. The day after her 80th, my 30th, she fell like all the way down my mom’s stairs and [suffered] head trauma. Like the kind of thing that we had said goodbye to her. Right? And in a weird twisted… The weirdest thing is that she got better, but it prolonged the grief because she’s not really here with us. She doesn’t really remember everything. Thankfully she knows who I am, she knows who my mom is, but she really doesn’t. It was so tough and felt like there was a lot of death at the time," she explained on Beats 1 with Zane Lowe after premiering the song.
In the music video, Hayley wakes up in a cocoon and undergoes metamorphosis. Another narrative of the visual shows her wandering and dancing in the woods. Watch it below:
Hayley Williams' solo album Petals For Armor will be out this May 8.