Hayley Williams previews new album with 'Simmer'

The Paramore frontwoman first announced her debut solo album last December, in celebration of her 31st birthday.

The singer-songwriter has now shared details about her new studio effort, "PETALS FOR ARMOR," which is slated for release on May 8.

"I'm so ready and so incredibly humbled to get to share this project. Making it was a scary, empowering experience. Some of my proudest moments as a lyricist happened while writing ‘PETALS FOR ARMOR.' And I was able to get my hands a little dirtier than usual when it came to instrumentation," Williams said in a statement, adding that she was "excited to let people in to experience a different side of myself."

To mark the announcement, the vocalist also unveiled the first single from the album, "Simmer," alongside an accompanying visual that was helmed by veteran music director Warren Fu.

"Simmer" was composed by Williams and her Paramore bandmates Taylor York and Joey Howard, while the accompanying horror-inspired clip was written in collaboration with Fu and creative director Lindsey Byrnes.

The video shows Williams trying to escape from a mysterious creature at nighttime, as she sings "Rage is a quiet thing/ Ooh, you think that you've tamed it/ But it's just lying in wait."

Williams' debut solo effort, "PETALS FOR ARMOR," will arrive three years after Paramore released its fifth studio album, "After Laughter," which marked the return of original bandmate Zac Farro on drums.

While the group has been on unofficial hiatus since 2018, the frontwoman admitted that she does not "really know what's next for Paramore."

"The guys [Taylor York, Zac Farro] and I just had dinner the other night at my house, and I think we're just really enjoying being friends and adult human beings at home by ourselves, without music," she told Entertainment Tonight back in August.

In addition to releasing "PETALS FOR ARMOR," Williams will bring the Sanctuary of Self-Love camping ground back to Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival from July 11 through 14 in Manchester, Tennessee.

In the meantime, discover the accompanying music video for "Simmer":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lSj5k2K7w0