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On Air with Ryan Seacrest interviewed Hayley over the phone this morning. They talked about her engagement, Taylor Swift’s Twitter hack and Paramore’s Grammy nomination. You can read and listen the whole interview below.
Being on Twitter so much paid off for Hayley Williams earlier this week when she was the first to notify Taylor Swift that she had been hacked by a group called the Lizard Squad. Soon after Taylor regained control of her account on Tuesday, she gave the Paramore singer a shout-out, calling her “the MVP of the day.”
“It’s really a terrible award to win,” joked Hayley about her self-confessed Twitter obsession when she called in to On Air with Ryan Seacrest on Friday morning. “At first, I was like, ‘I don’t know, maybe she’s just being extra kind to this person that has zero followers.’ And then I was searching that person’s profile for a second — as I do because I’m the queen lurker — and it was really weird. Some of the stuff they were saying I knew there was no way Taylor would promote this or that. So I texted her, ‘Unless you have a best friend Lizard or something …’”
Another award she (and the rest of Paramore, guitarist Taylor York and bassist Jeremy Davis) may soon win: a Grammy for Best Rock Song for “Ain’t It Fun.”
“I’m so pumped!” gushes Hayley of the accolade. “We’ve had nominations before, but this one, man, I’m so psyched we got a nomination for this album … It’s been just a really special time for the guys and I. “When the Grammy announcements were happening, I was in Italy,” she continues. “And I was like, ‘Yeah, there’s no way we’re getting a nomination. Like, I just feel like I would have heard something.’ And then I found out on Twitter — because, again, I’m always on Twitter — and I flipped out and we celebrated. I was with my boyfriend, fiancé now. We had lasagne … It was such a cool day.”
Hayley is probably going to have a lot more days like that now that she’s set to marry her boyfriend of seven years, New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert. He proposed over the holidays and the two dropped their big news on New Year’s Eve with this amazingly-Photoshopped announcement:
Although it took seven long years before they decided to make it official, Hayley reveals she knew Chad was The One almost immediately.
“I would dare to say I knew pretty early on, but you know, life happens,” she explains. “And I feel it’s been really good for us to go on tour, continue our careers and work really hard and do what we love and support each other for the last seven years. I really feel like I know him 100 percent. I was telling my family the day after we got engaged, I just had such a peace. There was no weird doubting or questions because we’ve known each other for a really long time now. It’s very rewarding to be at this point now in my life and to have him and our relationship.”
Hayley visited her sister’s school (Hibbett Middle School) last November. With her sister McKayla, Hibbett 6th grader, she filmed a video and they also took some photos for the school. You can watch the video below and see more new photos in our gallery.
Hayley and Chad have been spending their engaged vacation with friends in Orlando, Florida this week. Today they are visiting Universal’s Islands of Adventure and went at least to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Go to our gallery to see few new photos with a fan and friends.
Hayley and Chad are spending their engaged vacation at Disney World in Orlando, Florida! They couple took a 10 hour road trip with friends to get there on January 12th. Fans have been spotting the couple this week, go to our gallery to see lots of new photos with friends and fans.
Radio.com interviewed Hayley and in the interview she told the story behind Paramore’s ‘Ain’t It Fun’. You can read the whole interview below.
Hayley Williams wrote Paramore‘s “Ain’t It Fun” as a tongue in cheek way of telling herself to grow up already. It ended up being a symbol of not only Williams’ own maturity but also her band’s, earning them their fourth GRAMMY nomination.
“The whole idea behind our new album was that we’re getting a second chance to start over,” she told Radio.com in 2013, “to really rediscover what we want to be and what we already are. The real message was, ‘You don’t have to give up, just because the odds are against you.’”
The band’s 2013 self-titled album sounds like a musical rebirth. Williams sings about growing up, falling in love and no longer being a crazy girl, all while expanding Paramore’s pop punk sound to include a little soul, blues-driven rock and a lot of ukulele.
But moving out of her comfort zone wasn’t easy.
“It was my first time spending a lot of time away from home, away from family and my close friends,” Williams explained. “When you get outside your bubble, you realize just how big the world is and that you kind of have to fend for yourself.”
It was this realization that helped Williams write “Ain’t It Fun,” the fourth single off the band’s fourth album, which earned the band a GRAMMY nomination for Best Rock Song.
Williams says it was Davis who initially started working on the song, which was inspired by the British pop band Dutch Uncles, who later remixed the track. Davis began working on the song in an L.A. hotel, setting up his own makeshift studio using Fiji water bottles for speakers.
“It was the most ghetto rig,” Williams said laughing, explaining that she was coming by to meet him for dinner, but ended up skipping the meal to finish the song instead.
On it Williams sings about the transition from childhood to adulthood, “Don’t go crying to your mama/ Now you’re on you’re own.” Even taunting herself a bit with the snarky chorus: “Ain’t it fun?/ Living in the real world.”
“The lyrics were my sarcastic way of realizing you can’t be the king of the hill all the time,” she says. “It was a really good exercise for me as a human being—as a 23-year-old person at the time—understanding that life is so much bigger than your own perspective.
“It’s a really fun song to record,” she added, “but it was sort of me telling myself off.”
In hindsight, Williams says the song was just what she needed to get out of her funk. “I felt like I was going kicking and screaming on my own. But it’s funny, because I needed that,” she said. “I needed a change of perspective to know I could do a lot of things on my own.”
The song, which peaked at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, also had Williams revisiting her gospel roots. Williams and Davis actually first played together in a late ’70s R&B cover band where they tackled songs by Chaka Khan and Stevie Wonder.
“I grew up on gospel, I love gospel and I think I never thought it would mesh at all with what Paramore would ever do,” she said. “But luckily on this album, we were a lot more openminded.”
Three months after recording the original version of “Ain’t It Fun,” Paramore headed back into the studio with a six-person gospel choir in tow.
“They put so much soul and so much feeling into their sound that makes it real and raw,” Williams said. “I actually cried like three times just hearing these people sing our sing. It was so cool.”
Paramore will go up against Jack White, The Black Keys, Beck and Ryan Adams for Best Rock Song at the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards, airing Sunday, Feb. 8 at 8 pm EST on CBS.
Hayley announced on her Twitter that she and her long-time boyfriend, Chad Gilbert of New Found Glory, are getting married! On behalf of all of us on Paramore Online, we congratulate the couple on their engagement!