Watch Hayley Williams Cover Phoebe Bridgers’ ‘Smoke Signals’

Hayley Williams has shared her cover of Phoebe Bridgers’ “Smoke Signals,” which she recorded while in self-quarantine.

Williams posted a video of her acoustic cover on Instagram. In the caption, she dedicated the performance to Lindsay Barnes, a friend and artist who helped with the photos and visuals for Williams’ upcoming album Petals for Armor.

“for lindsey

woke up today a lil heavy. didn’t know why, just some days are like that. but then realized i am inextricably connected to my friend @lindseybyrnes and she is going through a really tough time. one of her favs is Phoebe Bridgers so this self-serenade is actually for her since i can’t hang with her or hug her tight. check on your friends and send them your love. just because we are all isolated right now doesn’t mean we aren’t as close. our connection to each other defies space and time.”

She also included a message for Bridgers at the end of her note, writing, “ps @_fake_nudes_ im sorry for butchering your beautiful guitar parts. and also, this is just a perfect song.”

Watch the cover below.

Bridgers and Williams previously teamed up on Williams’ new track “Roses/Lotus/Violets/Iris.” Williams’ debut solo album, Petals for Armor, drops May 8th.

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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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