Watch: Hayley Williams makes her return with video for new track ‘Simmer,’ announces new album ‘PETALS FOR ARMOR’

'PETALS FOR ARMOR' is set for release on May 8

After weeks of releasing teaser after teaser, Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams has finally announced her forthcoming debut solo album PETALS FOR ARMOR, which is set for release on May 8th via Atlantic. As part of the announcement, Williams has released a video for her new track, “Simmer.”

“Some of my proudest moments as a lyricist happened while writing PETALS FOR ARMOR,” Williams explains in a release. “I was able to get my hands a little dirtier than usual when it came to instrumentation. I’m in a band with my favourite musicians so I never really feel the need to step into a role as a player when it comes to Paramore records. This project, however, benefited from a little bit of musical naïveté and rawness and so I experimented quite a bit more.”

The Warren Fu-directed video is gripping and intense, filled with eerie shots of Williams running through a forest at night naked, clips of her silhouette singing in front of a smokey fire, and a horrifying hooded figure.

Watch the video for “Simmer” below.