Hayley Williams played every instrument on her new album: "I haven't had this much time to play guitar since I was a teenager"

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Hayley Williams recently sat down to take a deep dive into her new surprise solo outing, Flowers for Vases / Descansos, reflecting on the pride she feels for playing all instruments – including acoustic guitar and bass guitar – on the record.

In conversation with Zane Lowe on Apple Music, Williams revealed that she played all the instruments on the record herself for the first time, and that she has used the time during lockdown to play more guitar.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.