Paramore singer Hayley Williams admitted in a new interview with Behind The Brand With Bryan Elliot that she was close to quitting the band two years ago. Williams explained, "I had been through a lot personally, and the band had been through a lot. I doubted if I could write a record that I loved as much as our self-titled record. I just thought, 'I've been stressing this for 13 years. I've been working my ass off for 13 years' . . . I really felt like maybe it was time to hang it up and find out what other things I could be good at -- whether that's starting a family or doing hair dye or whatever it was."
William added, "My dad always said that if you're not happy, 'hang it up.' But I have been unhappy, and I didn't hang it up, and I'm so glad that I didn't."
Williams also compared After Laughter to its predecessor, saying, "I never struggled with anxiety until these past two years, like, 'what if I never make something that I love as much as the self-titled album? What if our fourth album was our last album?' There was even a moment where I thought it should be our last album, because I don't want to make a fifth album and it sucks."
I feel ya, Hayley! That situation SUCKS, but I'm so happy that she was able to accomplish what she felt was right for her- even if it was an absolute struggle. After all, it's not always what happens to you in life, it's how you overcome it. Get it, girl.
Here's the full interview with Hayley: