Hayley Williams has announced a new acoustic EP, Petals for Armor: Self-Serenades, set for release next month.

I don’t know about you but one of the main sources of joy I’ve received from this weird year has been the little acoustic performances Hayley Williams has prolifically shared to social media.

During lockdown, Williams performed several eclectic covers like ‘Drew Barrymore’ by SZA’, ‘Smoke Signals’ by Phoebe Bridgers’, ‘Fake Plastic Trees’ by Radiohead, and ‘Unison’ by Björk as part of her “self-serenades” series.

Now she’s giving those self-serenades the studio treatment. Petals for Armor: Self-Serenades, is a three-song collection featuring acoustic versions of Petals for Armor tracks ‘Simmer’ and ‘Why We Ever’ along with a brand new track, ‘Find Me Here.’

The EP is out on Friday, December 18th, you can preorder it here.

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Two weeks ago, Hayley Willims took part in an online tribute evening honouring the late associate justice of the Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The virtual event dubbed “Honor Her Wish” advocated for the dying wish of Ruth Bader Ginsburg — that her seat be filled after the inauguration next January — to be acknowledged.

Williams appeared on the stream as a musical guest, where she performed a stripped-back version of Petals for Armor track ‘Roses/Lotus/Violet/Iris’.

“I want to dedicate the song we’re about to play to the women in my family, who overcame sexual and domestic violence,” Williams prefaced her performance with.

“I want to send my heart out, my deepest respect and gratitude, to anyone who fights for the dignity and honour of victims of sexual and domestic violence.”

Check out Hayley Williams performing ‘Roses/Lotus/Violet/Iris’ for the ‘Honor Her Wish’ Ruth Bader Ginsburg tribute: