watch Hayley Williams cover Phoebe Bridgers’ “Smoke Signals”
Just a few weeks after Phoebe Bridgers (and her boygenius bandmates Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus) appeared on Paramore singer Hayley Williams' new solo single "Roses/Lotus/Violet/Iris," Hayley has released a solo acoustic quarantine video of her covering Phoebe's "Smoke Signals"! It sounds as great as you'd hope it would. Hayley writes that she chose this song because it's a favorite of her friend/collaborator Lindsey Byrnes, whose father sadly just passed away:
woke up today a lil heavy. didn’t know why, just some days are like that. but then realized i am inextricably connected to my friend [Lindsey Byrnes] who’s sweet father just passed away. one of her favs is Phoebe Bridgers so this self-serenade is actually for her since i can’t hang with her or hug her tight. check on your friends and send them your love. just because we are all isolated right now doesn’t mean we aren’t as close. our connection to each other defies space and time.
ps [Phoebe] im sorry for butchering your beautiful guitar parts. and also, this is just a perfect song.
Hayley's debut solo album Petals for Armor comes out May 8 via Atlantic, and she also just released a dance aerobics video for its latest single "Over Yet." Watch that below too.