Following Paramore‘s recent show cancellations caused by Hayley Williams’ lung infection, she has given an update on the Paramore Discord, saying, “I don’t cough all day and night anymore” and “I’m just happy to be resting more.” Though she also adds that unfortunately her “stomach is still fucked from 10 kinds of medication.”
She also revealed that Paramore have been back in the studio, only a few months after releasing their new album This Is Why. “Zac and Taylor and I also just want to get back to making things. We’ve been craving that for a while now. Not only the creative process but the layer(s) of insulation that can come with the creative process. For me, when we get into this mode it always feels nice to disappear in a way.”
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Williams also commented on the TV she’s been watching and the “disgusting” amount of time she’s spent on social media while recovering. “I watched all of Yellowjackets, 3 or 4 music docs, They Cloned Tyrone, A Good Person (never cried so much or stared blankly across my living room for longer after a movie was over)… but mostly I just scrolled around on my phone… to a degree that has been, to put it nicely, DISGUSTING.”
“After successfully divorcing myself from social media for quite a long time — I have become, once again, chronically online. Anyone else know this pain? For me, it always starts out sweet. I love to see photos or random anecdotes from people who’ve come out to our shows… I love the stupid inside jokes and even the sticky parasocial connection. And when I am not para-lurking, I am watching dog videos or watching people I don’t know organize their shit. But I also see lots of news, especially from back home. It’s literally always sad or rage-inducing. Never positive. Depressing.”
“Now that the bulk of our touring for the year is over, I’m hoping to dive head first into creating some better routines.”
Stay tuned for more updates from Paramore and see Williams’ full update below.