Hayley Williams Drops Surprise Album, “Flowers for Vases / descansos”

It hasn’t even been a year since her debut album and Hayley Williams decided to unexpectedly drop a new album on us. Flowers for Vases / descansos is a whole new sense of vulnerability and tenderness that wasn’t in Petals For Armor. Flowers for Vases / descansos is an understated tale about the somber acceptance of maturing and moving on. It’s raw, bittersweet, and intimate.

About The Album

Credit to: Tim Barber

The album is vastly different from Petals For Amor. Flowers for Vases / descansos is stripped down with mostly acoustic guitar driven tracks and minimum arrangements. Thematically it is much more focused on the somber loneliness that comes with a tough breakup, her codependency, and heartbreak. Whereas, Petals For Armor was more focused on embracing femininity, new love, and dealing with rage.

Both are beautiful pieces of work, but Flowers for Vases / descansos is just so delicate and thought-provoking.

“I don’t live for you, I live for me
If only that were true
If only I could prove that on my own I’m worthy.” 


The imagery and metaphors from a lyrical standpoint is brilliant, especially in the songs “Asystole,” “Trigger,” and “My Limb.” They’re both gruesome and heartbreaking.

Williams pours every once of herself into the album, and in the end you’re given a heartbreakingly introspective and beautifully crafted album.

Favorite Tracks

“Asystole,” “Trigger,” “Good Grief,” “No Use I Just Do,” and “Inordinary.”

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