Paramore will be part of celebrity photographer Jeremy Cowart’s Purpose Hotel project and they will be featured on The Purpose Hotel, Vol. 1 soundtrack to help fund the project.
The Purpose Hotel is a hotel in which everything benefits a worthy cause. The Internet fee will go to an initiative fighting human trafficking, the furniture creation will provide jobs for people in need, and each room will sponsor a child’s education, with a plaque on each door telling that child’s story. You can read more about the project here.
The soundtrack will have 20 tracks from different artists. It’s still unknown whether or not the soundtrack will include a new Paramore song, “Purpose Hotel is something that we want do locally with our community. But it isn’t promotion for new album!” Hayley tweeted when a fan asked about a new song.
You can pre-order the soundtrack at the project’s kickstarter page. Everyone who pledges $15 or more will receive digital version of the soundtrack, it’s expected to be released sometime next month.
Jeremy commented on the artists of the soundtrack saying “The artists we’ve chosen for The Purpose Hotel soundtrack are not only friends of ours, but their songs perfectly fit where we see the hotel going, with themes of justice, relationships, beauty and hope.”
One of our admins, Lidia wrote an article about Hayley and her vegan hair dye line Good Dye Young for Cosmopolitan Finland. You can read the whole article below and see the original here (in Finnish).
Singer Hayley Williams, 27, has had a busy year. In January, Hayley’s band Paramore announced they were working on their fifth album. In February, Hayley married her longtime boyfriend, guitarist Chad Gilbert of the band New Found Glory. In March she launched a vegan hair dye company, Good Dye Young.
Hayley, who dyed her hair for the first time when she was 12 years old, had been cooking up the idea of a hair dye company for several years. Taking over a completely new field outside of music was a big step for Hayley, so she wanted to do it with her best friend, hairstylist Brian J. O’connor, 29.
Good Dye Young’s goal is to create a community where everyone can express themselves freely. When Hayley was young, she received many disapproving looks for her bright hair, because there weren’t many people with colored hair in her hometown in the state of Tennessee.
– I’m glad that something I do with a business somehow helps people, who have ever somehow felt left out. It gives my work a real meaning, Hayley tells Cosmopolitan.
It was important to Hayley to have people of different backgrounds and ethnicities represent her company. For example, the plus-size models the company used in their campaigns, were well received.
Hayley was bullied in school, and that’s why she wants to encourage young women to ignore other people’s opinions.
– Every girl deserves to be seen and heard. I would like that all are valued for who they are, Hayley said when receiving the Trailblazer-Prize at Billboard Women In Music Awards in 2014.
Good Dye Young currently has five semi-permanent hair dyes: Red (Rock Lobster), pink (Ex-Girl), blue (Blue Ruin), Orange (in the Riot), and yellow (Steal My Sunshine). Hayley’s favorite is the orange one.
– Orange is definitely the color I feel the most comfortable in.
Good Dye Young’s products contain sunflower oil, as well as an essential oil, bergamot, which is said to reduce stress.
Hayley and her husband Chad Gilbert were at the Acceptance show at Mercy Lounge in Nashville, TN last night. Hayley tweeted about it and said it was her first Acceptance show since Paramore opened for the band in 2005.
Few fans, including one of our admins, Lidia, met the two at the show. Go to our gallery to see more new photos with fans.
Hayley was also spotted by a fan at Frothy Monkey in Downtown Franklin yesterday:
Hayley is on the cover of the newest issue of Rock Sound. The cover photo and other new photos in the magazine were taken by Lindsey Byrnes during a photoshoot at her home last year. You can see HQ versions of the photos in our gallery.
In this month’s issue, Rock Sound put together a list of the most influential, inspirational, important people in today’s scene – The Rock Sound 50. Hayley is number one on that list and the magazine includes a special interview with her, you can read it from the scans in our gallery, or below (click to enlarge). She talks about what it means to be influential in 2016, her experiences of growing up in a male-dominated and extremely public setting and what the future holds for her and Paramore.
According to the magazine Paramore’s 5th album is expected to be released in early 2017.
“Life can be pretty crazy sometimes, but there’s light at the end of the tunnel right now, and we’ll be back out there at the end of it. Life is a journey that is about finding your place and your purpose, and finding out what means the most to you, and following it with everything that you have. That’s something that I hope nobody – myself included – loses sigh of.”
Hayley and Brian were at Vans Warped Tour in Nashville, TN promoting their hair dye line ‘Good Dye Young’. The two had a tent where they sold new merch, gave out stickers etc. Hayley also met and chatted with lots of fans, go to our gallery to see 50+ new photos with fans and other photos from the festival as well.
Hayley and Brian were also interviewed at the festival. You can watch two short interviews below.
Alternative Press’ APTV:
Monster Energy Pit Blog, Hayley’s and Brian’s part starts at 2:12:
And below a short video of Hayley at the festival. Posted by Mirror Eyes on Instagram.