Hayley Williams Pulls Out Her Tooth In 'Leave It Alone' Video

By Lindsey Smith

January 30, 2020

On Thursday (January 30), Hayley Williams gave fans the second offering off her upcoming debut solo album, Petals For Armor, titled “Leave It Alone.”

In the “Leave It Alone” video, Williams continues the story from her first single, “Simmer,” and this time, she goes through a metamorphosis that is a visual portrayal of getting through grief.

Looking like an avant-garde butterfly-type insect, Williams gives a nod at her album name with flower petals over her eyes. She also has scales on her face and hands and zip-ties as antennae for a super Björk-esque look.

“Don't nobody tell me/ That God don't have a sense of humor/ 'Cause now that I want to live/ Well, everybody around me is dying/ Now that I finally wanna live/ The ones I love are dyin',” Williams sings in the opening verse.

In a new interview, the Paramore singer opened up about the theme of the song. “ I just thought, what is the point of loving people? Like why? Even in the best case scenario, I fall in love, we have a life together and then we lose one or the other. It’s terrifying,” she said. “The more you love, the more you stand to lose… I struggle with it all the time.”

Her thoughts are best reflected in the third verse where she sings, “If you know love/ You best prepare to grieve/ Let it enter your open heart and/ Then prepare to let it leave.”

Halfway through the stunning visual, Williams is seen pulling a piece of bark off a tree which subsequently turned into the insect version of the singer pulling her tooth out

Watch the full video about and get ready for Petals For Armor to drop May 8. 

Photo: Getty Images

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