Hayley Williams Launches New Podcast ‘Everything Is Emo’

Hayley Williams can now add podcaster to her resume. The singer recently launched her new BBC Sounds project, Everything Is Emo.

The 20-part series features Williams discussing the history of the genre from its beginnings to the present day. Some of the songs Williams discusses on the first episode, which is currently out, are Jimmy Eat World’s “A Praise Chorus,” Panic! at the Disco’s “I Write Sins, Not Tragedies,” “Such Great Heights” by The Postal Service, and “Maps” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

“I’m really excited to have the opportunity to publicly nerd out about bands and songs that make my favorite sub-genre feel like home to me,” the singer said in a statement. “And while it will be fun to take some trips down memory lane, I’m just as excited, if not more, to play music from new artists I’m discovering all the time.”

Williams went on to add, “Everything Is Emo is meant to feel like a conversation with other fans of the genre, young and (ahem) old. There’s going to be plenty of interaction, which I hope will feel somewhat reminiscent of the message boards and forums I used to frequent as a teenage scene kid. More than anything, I hope music fans and artists alike will be psyched to hear a highly considered spectrum of ‘EMO’ in all its forms. And yeah, of course, you’ll hear some Paramore.”

Check out the series here.

Recently, Williams joined Billie Eilish on stage at Coachella during “Happier Than Ever” and a rendition of Paramore’s “Misery Business.”

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Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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