Hayley Williams said in late December that we will be getting a taste of some of her new music in January. Well, here we are in January and Williams appears to be delivering on that promise. Last night the Paramore singer posted three identical black pictures to her Instagram.
Some fans are interpreting this move as Williams starting a blank slate by creating a black barrier separating the old from what will be new. This is also the first thing she posted to Instagram since declaring her social media break in June of 2019.
While celebrating her 31st birthday, Hayley Williams posted a screenshot of the notes section of her phone. She thanked fans for the birthday wishes and showed some details about the new music. She also said fans will see something new in January.
“Thanks so much for all the birthday wishes. 30 was a very important year. 31 will be too.”
“I’m putting out some music next year. With the help of some of my closest friends, I made something I’m going to call my own. It’s a really special project and you’ll get a taste of it in January. Happy New Year, friends. Hayley Williams.”
— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) December 28, 2019
Now, Hayley Williams posted the below black image three times in a row with no caption.
Fans are speculating that Hayley is starting a new era of her music by separating the old from the new. Altogether, the squares will create a barrier between the past and all of the new content she will post. Williams is also posting pictures from the film Midsommer into her Instagram story that you can see in the reactions below.
Fans are clamoring for any bit of information regarding Hayley’s motives for these posts. Check out some reactions below.
hayley williams posting those 3 black squares on instagram pic.twitter.com/u8aQHJBijo
— charlie ☣︎ (@charIie999) January 6, 2020
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) January 6, 2020
Hayley Williams blacking out her Instagram feed SHE’S COMING… I FEAR pic.twitter.com/WrT9Ka1u3d
— søcks (@thegoodwar) January 6, 2020
hayley williams to justin bieber when she drops her new musicpic.twitter.com/CIZmgLzPui
— becca (@donotatmeok) January 6, 2020
Hayley Williams is about to save 2020 pic.twitter.com/2ySpXNbGqO
— Natalie Kennon (@txrocker1227) January 6, 2020
— chels (@TURNTlTOFF) January 5, 2020
Hayley Williams is posting Midsommar pictures. She’s about to SNAP pic.twitter.com/oQUcYyUsod
— A poor man’s Nyle DiMarco (@datkobrand) January 6, 2020
— Petals for Hayley 🌺🌸🌼 (@PETALS4HAYLEY) January 6, 2020
Hayley Williams is literally on the verge of releasing new music I’m truly blessed pic.twitter.com/W8unO225zZ
— noah 🤍🍓 (@Toasty_Osty) January 6, 2020
The fact that hayley williams is pulling the oldest trick in the book (IG blackout) to promote her shit when she could’ve done anything the fuck else yet I still gotta eat that shit up cus it’s all there is pic.twitter.com/ekk2K9QPIB
— gen 👟 (@itsgenesysyall) January 6, 2020
We cannot wait to see what comes from this Instagram blackout. Anything from Hayley Williams is sure to be incredible. Tell us what you think this all means in the comments below!