Paramore's Hayley Williams Launches Podcast 'Everything Is Emo'

2 May 2022 | 2:40 pm | Lili Jean Berry
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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.

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Hayley Williams, the vocalist of the ever incredible Paramore, has launched 'Everything Is Emo' a 20 part podcast series as a part of BBC's 'Back To Back' podcast series.

Throughout the series, Williams will discuss the origins of the 'emo' genre, running through tracks from the early 2000's to now. The first episode titled ‘All Music Is Emotional’, covers tracks by the likes of Panic! At The Disco, My Chemical Romance, The Used, Linkin Park & more! 

In a statement issued by Williams, she said the following:

Not long ago, people started calling me a “veteran” of my scene and of the music industry. It sounds so funny to me because most of the time I still feel like a fan. The serious truth is I have, in fact, grown up in this scene for the last two decades. I guess that’s a pretty long time. I’m really excited to have the opportunity to publicly nerd out about bands and songs that make my favourite subgenre feel like home to me. 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.

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.

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