Hayley Williams launched her first music radio show, Everything is emo.
The Paramore singer and soloist presents the 20-part series on Back To Back Sounds, the new BBC Sounds music feature.
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During each hour-long episode, Williams delves into the music that shaped the 90s through to the present day while reflecting on classic albums, her favorite new artists, and offers a first-hand account of one of the most popular bands to emerge. of the emo scene.
The singer also shares “personal memories” from that time and plays tunes like My Chemical Romance, Panic! At The Disco, Yeah Yeahs Yeahs, The Postal Service, Wet Leg and – of course – Paramore.
Talking about how the business came about, Williams explained, “It wasn’t too long ago that people started calling me a ‘veteran’ in my scene and in the music industry. It seems so funny to me because most of the time I still feel like a fan.
“The serious truth is that I actually grew up in this scene for the past two decades. I guess that’s quite long. I’m really excited to have the opportunity to speak publicly about the bands and songs that make my favorite subgenre feel at home. And while it will be fun to take a few trips down memory lane, I’m just as excited, if not more so, to play music from new artists I’m discovering all the time.
She continued: “Everything is emo is meant to feel like a conversation with other fans of the genre, young and (ahem) old. There will be a lot of interaction, which I hope will be somewhat reminiscent of the message boards and forums I used to frequent as a scene teenager.
“More than anything, I hope music fans and artists will be delighted to hear a highly regarded spectrum of ‘EMO’ in all its forms. And yes, of course, you will hear Paramore.
Everything is emo with Hayley Williams is available via Back To Back Sounds: Amplified on BBC Sounds from today (April 29) – you can tune in here.
In November last year, Hayley Williams teased that Paramore would be making a comeback sometime in 2022. The band’s latest studio album, ‘After Laughter’, was released in 2017.
Last weekend, Wiliams joined Billie Eilish on stage during the second weekend of Coachella 2022 to perform Paramore’s classic single “Misery Business” and Eilish’s own track “Happier Than Ever.”