See Hayley Williams play solo songs with a full band for the first timeDecember 9, 2020
During the set, she and her bandmates performed three of her new tracks including “Pure Love,” “Taken” and “Dead Horse.” The performance was recorded from the comfort of Williams’ home for NPR’s latest instalment of Tiny Desk (Home) Concert during the pandemic. This marks the first time some of these songs have been performed outside of the studio.
Williams gave her thanks to her bandmates online while highlighting that through the “shitshow” of a year, “friends came through, per usual.”
this year was a shitshow yet music and friends came through, per usual.
thank you Joey Howard, Aaron Steele, Becca Mancari, and Julien Baker for playing my favorite show of 2020 with me.
a special thank you to Natalie Hosselton for the *tiniest* desk.
ENJOY <3 https://t.co/kXboOKaKp6
— hayley from Paramore ? (@yelyahwilliams) December 9, 2020
“I’ve never done this without Paramore,” Williams says during the performance. Due to concerts being an impossibility this year, she hasn’t been able to take her new solo record on the road. Nevertheless, she’s able to try out a test run with this three song performance as we head towards the end of the year.
You can watch the set in the player below.
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