Paramore is back with new music, and two of its members are in love. In a new interview with The Guardian to promote their new single “This Is Why” and upcoming album with the same name, vocalist Hayley Williams and guitarist Taylor York confirmed that they are dating, putting to rest rumors that had been going around for more than two years.
The two did not tell the publication anymore about their relationship, so it is not clear when Williams, who is 33, and York, who is 32, started dating. But rumors began to spread when Williams’ 2020 solo album Petals for Armor, which was produced entirely by York, came out.
She told Pitchfork at the time that “Crystal Clear,” which samples “Friends or Lovers” by Rusty Williams, was about “falling in love.” “Getting a crush. Emphasis on falling, because I could not help falling in love, even though I was afraid, challenging, and did not want to be vulnerable, “she told the news outlet.
In 2004, Williams, Josh Farro, Zac Farro, and Jeremy Davis started the band Paramore, which has had hits like “Misery Business” and “Ain’t It Fun,” York joined the band in 2007 when the other members worked on the album Riot!
Even though the band’s members have changed over the years, he has stayed with them. (Williams, York, and Zac Farro, 32, are currently in the band Paramore.) Williams was married to the guitarist for the band New Found Glory, Chad Gilbert, from 2016 to 2017. They had been together for eight years before getting married.
In July 2017, when they announced their breakup on Instagram, they said, “marriage is not for the faint of heart.” “We have been together for about ten years. We have grown up together and been there for each other through many good times and hard times, “they told me.
“When you are in a relationship, it can be hard to figure out what is going on in your heart… and it is good to think about someone else’s heart, even if you have your own. Marriage is not for people who are easily scared. Love is always a chance. And it is up to each of us to keep having hope even when the result is not what we had hoped for.”
“Love is an absolute risk,” they said next. “We want to say out loud — and for the last time — that we are breaking up. We also think it is important to say that we will be fine and that we still see each other as good friends.”
Williams wrote an opinion piece for Paper magazine in 2018 about how writing the songs for Paramore’s After Laughter album helped her “understand that emotional wellness and physical health are actually related.”
She went on, “It helped me realize that I shouldn’t have ever married my ex and that love is not something we can just extract from one other.” “Writing gave me a way to heal my heart.
I can feel both pain and happiness now, “added Williams. “My mom says that I am laughing like I used to. The one that takes over my body and makes me forget who I am for a short time. And just a few years ago, I wished I would die.” This Is Why will be the sixth studio album by the band, Paramore. It will come out on February 10, 2023, through Atlantic Records.