Listen: Hayley Williams shares cover of Radiohead’s ‘Fake Plastic Trees’

The last of her 'self-serenades' series

Hayley Williams has been sharing a self-serenade Instagram series, and on Friday, she shared “the last of the self-serenades for a while, anyway,” which was a cover of Radiohead’s “Fake Plastic Trees.”

Williams’ cover is beautifully vulnerable, as she sings famed lines like, “She looks like the real thing/ She tastes like the real thing/ My fake plastic love.”

It “seemed sacrilegious at first until I realized that the band themselves have never once regarded what they do as precious or never-to-be-toyed with,” Williams wrote on Instagram. “They are never beholden to any one version of their expression and public affections don’t seem to sway them. So many times people thought they were at their best only for them to bloom more beautifully into something unexpected and unequivocally better.”

Listen to Williams’ cover of “Fake Plastic Trees” below.
 

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for a while, anyway. the top requested song throughout my brief career in self-serenadism has been a @radiohead song. seemed sacrilegious at first until i realized that the band themselves have never once regarded what they do as precious or never-to-be-toyed with. they are never beholden to any one version of their expression and public affections don’t seem to sway them. so many times people thought they were at their best only for them to bloom more beautifully into something unexpected and unequivocally better. for a time i pretended to be over Radiohead (iiii knowwww) but good good things always find you and welcome you back. so, in admiration of one of the best bands of all time – and in humility to everyone who did *not* ask for this – here’s a self-serenade of “Fake Plastic Trees”. enjoy it if you can.

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