Hayley Williams of Paramore guests on the upcoming American Football album.

Hayley Williams guests on upcoming American Football album

She joins some other singers in assisting Mike Kinsella's new work.

December 11, 2018
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Paramore‘s Hayley Williams teams up with stark songster Mike Kinsella on the latter musician’s upcoming effort with his linchpin emo band, American Football.

The upcoming LP3 from the veteran Illinois act is due March 22 from Polyvinyl Records, as reported by BrooklynVegan, and features Williams on “Uncomfortably Numb.” See the full tracklist, below, and hear American Football’s new song “Silhouettes.”

And while Kinsella’s seemingly doing his best to invert Pink Floyd song titles (his older brother, Joan of Arc‘s Tim Kinsella, did the same two decades ago), the singer and songwriter has also enlisted the talents of both Slowdive‘s Rachel Goswell and Land Of Talk‘s Elizabeth Powell elsewhere on the imminent new AF full-length.

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But the album’s architect warns that the music therein isn’t simply the throwback emo of old. Speaking to Rolling Stone, Kinsella sites song length and advanced instrumentation as accoutrements that have been added to the band’s sonic maturation.

“We’re not 23-year-old petulant kids now,” offers Kinsella. “We’re adults making concessions, and you appreciate what everyone is doing. If there’s something cool happening at the end, let’s ride it out. Let’s add a children’s choir, or vibraphones, or ringing bells. You can’t deny how long the songs are, but you’ll miss stuff if you turn it off.”

Are you excited to hear Hayley Williams on this new American Football song? What do you think the tune from Mike Kinsella and the Paramore singer will sound like? Sound off in the comments section with your thoughts on the collaboration!

LP3 tracklist

1. “Silhouettes”
2. “Every Wave To Ever Rise” (ft. Elizabeth Powell)
3. “Uncomfortably Numb” (ft. Hayley Williams)
4. “Heir Apparent”
5. “Doom In Full Bloom”
6. “I Can’t Feel You” (ft. Rachel Goswell)
7. “Mine To Miss”
8. “Life Support”

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Written by Alternative Press Magazine