Hayley Williams says she has 'no idea what is next for Paramore

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Paramore singer Hayley Williams has cast doubt on the immediate future of the pop-punk band, stating that she has "no idea what is next" for the group.

Writing on Paramore's official website, Williams reflected on the two years that have passed since 2013's self-titled LP, as well as the decade that has followed since their debut 'All We Know Is Falling', which came out in 2005.

"At one point, I thought I could never do better than ['All We Know Is Falling']… and then the guys and I went on to write three other ones that made me more and more proud with each one," Williams wrote. "That’s the feeling that keeps me hopeful and inspired."

However, Williams also stated that the band's future isn't set in stone. She continued: "Even though it’s a little bit sad to have to leave some parts of your life behind you, it’s crucial. There’s more to do. You’re needed in the future, where a newer, stronger version of you is waiting. Ugh, I have no idea what is next for Paramore but I can’t wait to find out."

The singer went on to say that she'll instead shift her focus to non-musical projects, as she prepares to launch her own hair dye company and host an internet beauty show called 'Kiss-Off'.

Williams said of the show: "The show is NOT a show about “how to get pretty” or “this is how you should look!”. It’s really about encouraging people, especially young people, that perfection is not what makes beauty. Getting to know yourself through your inspirations, painting your personality across your face, and enjoying the process of self-expression… that’s what is beautiful."

Meanwhile, Williams concluded the blog post by suggesting that she's currently "wedding planning", alluding to her recent engagement to New Found Glory's Chad Gilbert. The pair announced that they had got engaged on Christmas Day 2014.

Messages of congratulations started flooding as soon as Williams and Gilbert had made the announcement, with Taylor Swift and Katy Perry among those sending their best wishes.

Paramore's fourth album 'Paramore' was released in April 2013.

Source: NME


Why Did Paramore’s Grammy Win Make Them A Little Sad?

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Hint: It's not because it wasn't shiny enough.

Paramore won their very first Grammy the other week — Best Rock Song, for “Ain’t It Fun.” In the process, they also kind of make rock history, in that they became the first female-fronted band since 1999 to take home that trophy.

Appropriately enough, it was Paramore’s dedicated fan base that informed them of that fact on the big night.

“I didn’t know that until fans were tweeting ‘congratulations’ to us,” Hayley Williams told MTV News before their Hilton@PLAY gig in New York this week. “I was pretty much being updated by our fans all night.”

That isn’t to say that the band wasn’t aware that they won the shiny trophy — Williams celebrated via a few heartfelt tweets, while bassist Jeremy Davis hung out at Grammys parties and kept the joy inside, waiting to tell his co-partiers about his win until later in the night. Very chill, Jeremy. I feel like there’s some study that says that keeping good news inside is good for the complexion, but I could just be making that up.

As for the rather bittersweet news that the band made music history with their win — sweet because, well, they won, bitter because no woman has won in YEARS — Williams was kind of torn.

“You don’t even know really how to feel because it’s kind of sad on one hand, because I think there’s been so many incredible female songwriters that are in bands — that have written very meaningful songs or political statements, social statements and things that really matter — that haven’t been recognized in that way,” she said. “Ultimately, it just feels nice that I was able to write from my point of view about life and how I saw it and the things we were going through. To be a woman in a rock band feels awesome anyway. I feel very empowered by that alone.”

“I hope it’s not that long before another girl comes along and has something to say and that it gets recognized,” she added, echoing the sentiments etched into our very souls over here at MTV News.

Speaking of souls and etching, it’s primed to be a big next couple of years for Williams, who recently got engaged to Chad Gilbert of New Found Glory, her boyfriend of six years. Seeing as how the two are in bands, we couldn’t help but ask what the playlist would include at the decidedly pop punk union of souls. All New Found Glory? All Paramore? All “Electric Slide” remixes? Check out Williams’ answer below: 

Source: MTV