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Here are the songs Hayley Williams says inspired Paramore’s beginnings

April 27, 2020
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Hayley Williams has been keeping herself busy working on her solo debut album Petals For Armor‘s release but today she’s offering a closer look at what songs and bands inspired Paramore to form.

She’s recreated the mix of songs drummer Zac Farro gave her in seventh grade which shaped some of the biggest influences for the band years later when they formed the group.

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She shared the mix of songs yesterday afternoon and it has a solid variety of choices evident in their sound.

Songs in the playlist include tracks from the likes of WeezerGorillazJimmy Eat WorldDeath Cab For CutieSunny Day Real Estate and plenty more.

“yesterday in a fit of nostalgia, i re-made the very first mix i got from @zacfarro in 7th grade. now that i think back on it— this was the beginning of @paramore. the influences didnt show through in all our early music but these were our first heroes:” her post reads.

You can check out the playlist below.

Elsewhere in Paramore news, Hayley Williams recently did a round of radio interviews giving fans of the band some hope for exciting happenings in their future.

She discussed her new songs and solo record with Colorado radio station RXP 103.9 FM and revealed a sixth Paramore record will happen at some point as well as another edition of Parahoy.

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“I really want to play these songs live man. I was so excited to go out this spring, summer and play smaller venues because it’s been a long time since Paramore has done clubs or theatre sized rooms. We always try to start every album cycle a little smaller so we can feel it’s a little more intimate, we can warm up into the ampitheatres and what not but this was going to be a major underplay for me. I was so excited because it’s just so intimate and sweaty and uncomfortable in all of the best ways. Now we can’t even be six feet close to one another. I’m mourning that a little bit. I’m grieving the possibility of not being able to do that type of tour and maybe having to plan something else but yeah. Eventually, play these songs live, hopefully make more music and make another Paramore record and just go to dinner with my friends as much as possible when this is over.”

You can check that out below.

What do you think of the playlist of songs Hayley Williams shared relating to Paramore’s beginnings? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Written by Joe Smith-Engelhardt