American singer and songwriter Hayley Williams Shares a New Version of “Colour Me In” by Broadcasts
‘Colour Me In’ was previously released for 24 hours on voter registration compilation Good Music To Avert The Collapse Of American Democracy: a 40-track album featuring previously-unreleased recordings by everyone from R.E.M. to Phoebe Bridgers to Death Cab For Cutie, and many more.
Hayley explains, “I really love Broadcast. It was hard to choose which song of theirs I wanted to cover,” says Hayley, “but I feel like this one hits me in a sweet spot that’s strangely comforted by longing and melancholy. I recorded this days before lockdown last year and it’s just been floating around in the ether. So happy it’s got a place to land now. Enjoy.”
In addition, the album made top 10 debuts around the world, including #4 on the UK’s Official Album Chart and #6 on Australia’s ARIA Chart. Produced by Taylor York, Williams’ lead collaborator in the GRAMMY® Award-winning Paramore, PETALS FOR ARMOR was met by worldwide critical acclaim, with the New York Times declaring it “an eclectic, unexpected, ambitious solo project (that lets) the singer and songwriter exorcise demons and stretch her creative powers,” noting its “songs encompass self-empowerment, romantic sparks, female solidarity and simply thriving.