Hayley Williams of Paramore lauds Taylor Swift’s “impressive” latest album, expressing eagerness to potentially tour together.

Published by Cel Manero from Global One Media, Inc.

On Instagram Stories, Hayley Williams, whose band Paramore served as the Ambassadors for Record Store Day 2024, commended Taylor Swift’s latest album on Monday, April 22.


Hayley Williams expressed admiration for The Tortured Poets Department on Monday, April 22. As the Ambassadors for Record Store Day 2024, Williams, 35, shared her weekend playlist on Instagram Stories, which included tracks from Taylor Swift, 34. She particularly praised Swift’s latest album, describing it as “impressive” and appreciating its storytelling. Williams emphasized the universal themes in Swift’s lyrics and expressed excitement at the prospect of touring together, captioning her post with an image of The Tortured Poets Department: The Anthology artwork.


Additionally, Williams shared her playlist on Instagram Stories, revealing she was listening to a diverse array of artists including Beyoncé, Brittany Howard, Rufus Wainwright, Bee Gees, Tierra Whack, Radiohead, The Smile, Blonde Redhead, and Idles.

Williams and Swift first crossed paths when they were both nominated for the best new artist Grammy in 2008. Recalling their friendship, Williams mentioned how Swift supported her during a difficult time, accompanying her to her ex’s wedding and making the experience enjoyable. Their bond has remained strong over the years, with Swift providing support and advice during tough times.

Williams also recalled how Swift informed her that Paramore had won its first Grammy for “Ain’t It Fun.” Despite not being present at the ceremony, Williams was thrilled by the news, receiving enthusiastic texts from both Swift and bandmate Taylor York.

In May, Paramore is scheduled to kick off the European leg of the Eras Tour as the opening act for Swift. The tour will commence in Paris on May 9 and will make stops in various cities such as Lisbon, Dublin, Vienna, and Liverpool before concluding in London.