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Hayley Williams Releases ‘Cinnamon,’ ‘Sudden Desire’ and ‘Creepin’ off ‘Petals for Armor 1’ EP

Paramore singer also releases third Warren Fu-directed video for “Cinnamon”

Hayley Williams is out with “Cinnamon,” “Sudden Desire” and “Creepin'” off her surprise Petals for Armor 1 EP. The Paramore frontwoman also released the third Warren Fu-directed video for “Cinnamon.”

Not to be confused with Neil Young and Crazy Horse’s “Cinnamon Girl” (or Lana Del Rey’s, for that matter), “Cinnamon” opens with Williams waking up in her house and walking down the stairs to find a record playing and a piece of her hair on the ground. She then encounters bizarre intruders in her home that follow her around.

“Eat my breakfast in the nude/lemon water, living room,” she sings. “Home is where I’m feminine/smells like citrus and cinnamon.” According to Williams, the track is about her house: “I love this song so much,” Williams said of the song on her Instagram. “For now, I just want you to know it’s an ode to my home.”

Williams also released the song “Sudden Desire” and “Creepin.'” “Sudden Desire” is a slow-burning pop track, as Williams tackles with seduction and restraining herself. On “Creepin,'” however, she struggles with the past: “You had a taste but you don’t want to forget it /Oh just keep on suckin’ on the memory of him.”

Petals for Armor 1 is out now. “I thought it best to start the journey this way,” Williams said of the EP, which also includes the previously released singles “Simmer” and “Leave It Alone.”  “Some real heavy themes…let’s get this carthasis today, people.”

The singer’s solo debut Petals For Armor will be released on May 8th via Atlantic Records. She recently spoke to Apple Music’s Zane Lowe about the album’s themes of grief and depression, admitting that she had suicidal thoughts and that her dog helped her hold on. “Because life is still hard,” she told Lowe. “It didn’t become a breeze overnight or anything and it’s been years and it’s still not a breeze, but it’s so rich and now that I’m taking account of all these feelings and I’m feeling all of them, there’s this beautiful rainbow versus just the deep end.”



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