Off The Record – ALBUM FOCUS – Petals For Armor 1, Hayley Williams

Have you ever wanted To listen to a new band or musician and not sure where to start? Well, instead of listening to their commercial music, why not start with something off the album first!  Today we look at the debut Ep by Hayley Williams – Petals For Armor 1


The song predominantly focuses on low key bassline and guitar melodies to reflect the emotion depicted in the lyrics and the darkness that some of them connote. If you really listen to the lyrics you will notice that they are pretty powerful and reflect some of the issues that are happening in the world at the moment, this song feels a bit like it was inspired by some of these really important issues, I don’t know if it was but powerful either way.

Leave It Alone

This is another song that really focuses on the lyrics with low bassline. The words are yet again dark and very far away from the Paramore stylings. I feel this is becoming a common trend for musicians when they go solo to go experimental and this song is very much that. I am not personally a fan of this song but give it a listen to hear how echoes are intricately added to a simple yet complex song.


This song is more update then the other two and yet again focuses on this echo effect on the song. The sound is very much experimental again and feels very indie. The sound is more focused on the drum beat this time then the bassline but yet again I am finding it a song hard to listen to as it feels like it can’t settle on a significant sound.


The song is called creepin’ and the musical sound definitely reflects that. I find the parts when Hayley starts talking sounds like it is off a Taylor Swift song from the Reputation album. I find it comes in harsh and heavy and find it the reason I find it hard to listen to.

Sudden Desire

Considering how experimental this EP is coming across this one feels the least random, yet again it feels like it has a strong theme to it like Simmer and this is reflected again with the lyrics and the music changes throughout.

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