Latest posts ‘Hayley’
Hayley and Chad visited the Bjork exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. They both updated new photos from their visit, you can see all the photos in our gallery. Hayley also wrote a post about it on her Tumblr, you can read below what she had to say.
For Chad’s birthday this year, I decided to get him a once in a lifetime sorta thing. Sometimes you get your person some clothes, or like a keepsake kind of a thing… But this was an experience. When I heard it was only going to be around for a short time, I knew he had to see it.
Bjork is one of his all time favorite singers. Actually, she’s pretty much at the very tiptop of the list. So, being able to go with him and see him experience it was just as exciting as experiencing it for myself.
I don’t do these kind of posts, like ever, haha… But it was too special and Bjork is too cool to not share some of these pics!
We pretty much sang our way through the whole exhibit (see: 1st pic of me mid-sing face…“Hyperballad”).
Chad took a lot of pics of me with the Bjork mannequin/figures, haha. It’s nice to be the same height as someone…. anything.
The coolest part for me might have been seeing the photos of her vocal cords. It would appear that she and I have suffered some of the same minor traumas, vocally. My cords have a similar little polyp on one side and a little swelling whenever they are agitated. I look up to Bjork so much – especially as a singer – and it was very comforting to see with my own eyes that I’m not the only singer who doesn’t have perfect vocal cords!
Chad and I went through every part of the exhibit and I think both of us were most affected by the “Black Lake Experience”. I probably won’t really be able explain it well. It’s a video she made for a sort of different version of the song “Black Lake”. There are 2 screens, sometimes showing different parts of the same scene, and there is a lot of sound. Beautiful and all around you.
The song is heartbreaking alone but when you see what she does through out the video you can’t help but feel it even heavier. I won’t even lie, I totally cried.
If you’re not a Bjork fan, I don’t know how much you’ll take away from the exhibit… But if you are and you’re in the city with time to spare, you should make it happen. So so cool.
So thanks to Chad for being born and loving Bjork so much that it made me love her music more than I did before :) So happy we got to see that together.
MetroLyrics asked Hayley to handwrite out the lyrics to Paramore’s song ‘Proof’ and they are now giving away the the first sheet of the lyrics, autographed by Hayley, to one lucky fan!
Here’s how you can enter for a chance to win it.
2. Send a tweet that includes #ProofLyrics, the handle @yelyahwilliams, the handle @MetroLyrics, and the link to this post to receive an entry into the contest.
Example tweet: “I want to win #ProofLyrics from @yelyahwilliams and @Metrolyrics! [link]”
You must be legal resident of one of the United States or Canada to enter. Read more about the contest rules here. If you can’t enter you can also print our the lyrics, large version of the lyrics available here. Below new photo of Hayley with the lyrics.
The second episode of Hayley’s beauty-focused video series ‘Kiss Off’ is now available. This one is called ‘Pretty In Pink’ and you can watch it below.
Hayley and Taylor talked to journalist Chuck Crisafulli about the creative process for their first GRAMMY-winning song ‘Ain’t It Fun’, including an unexpected emotional element. Read below what they had to say.
Taylor York: This song was a complete surprise. I came up with a lot of ideas that I thought sounded like what we were supposed to write — big rock guitar riffs that would have fit on our earlier records. As I played each idea for Hayley she’d say, “Yeah, that’s cool but what else do you have?” I went through everything I had until I got to the last idea — one that I wasn’t planning on showing her because I thought she’d hate it. But it was all I had left. She got excited about it and from there the song just built organically and naturally. It all came together in a sound and a style that we had never really explored. The fact that “Ain’t It Fun” came together so easily and worked so well really was the turning point for the writing process of the whole record, and it helped us fall in love with the writing and recording process at a new level. The music was something that I had felt connected to, but I didn’t think it was Paramore. It turned out that whatever we feel connected to absolutely is Paramore.
Hayley Williams: I remember walking into Taylor’s hotel room one of the first days [after] our move to L.A. to make our next album. He played that little marimba part on a loop. I thought it was so cool — I went straight back to my room to get pens and a notebook. By the time I got there I already had a melody, and by the time I got back to Taylor’s room I already had the first few lines of lyrics.
We started demoing vocal parts in Taylor’s room and when we got to the bridge we felt like we needed to hold on a root note and let the tension build with a lot of voices. Taylor and I stacked our voices about 10 different times and it sounded unbelievable — but not in a good way. We decided that we needed really good singers to come in and get it right. A couple of months later we’re recording at Sunset Sound and a local gospel choir comes in, and by the second practice run-through it was perfect. I welled up with tears because I’ve loved gospel music all my life and to hear a choir singing our parts — belting out that harmony — it just felt insane to be in a band that could have that kind of amazing moment as part of our song. All of a sudden we felt big, like we had really made it. Yes, we’ve got a gospel choir on our record. This is really happening.
Paramore won Best Rock Song for “Ain’t It Fun,” at the 57th GRAMMY Awards marking the first GRAMMY wins of their respective careers. Watch the music video for ‘Ain’t It Fun’ below.
Hayley will be appearing in Taylor Swift’s new music video for ‘Bad Blood’. The video was being filmed yesterday in Los Angeles, CA. She was spotted on the set with Taylor, Lily Donaldson and Cara Delevingne. Apparently the video will have multiple cameos and the scenes will feature kick boxing and samurai swords with all ladies. At least Hayley had a body double on the set.
Below new photo of Hayley from the set, see more new photos in our gallery.
Hayley was at her friend Abigail Anderson’s birthday party last night. The party was held in Nashville, TN and Hayley was there with her sister Erica and bunch of friends including Taylor Swift. Go to our gallery to see new photos from the party.
Below few videos from the party posted by Taylor and Abigail.