Paramore’s Hayley Williams recently talked to Dazed Digital about her band’s collaborations with Taylor Swift and her personal relationship with the pop singer. The frontwoman, who contributed to a new version of Swift’s ‘Castles Crumbling’ from ‘Speak Now,’ explained their friendship, saying:
“Brian and I were talking about doing something around the time that the song that I sang on with Taylor comes out to celebrate her and the fact that she was the first friend that I made in the industry, really. It’s very meaningful to me to still know her now that we’re adult women. We’re still traversing through this life and through the industry.”
The two’s professional work together included live performances, too. Earlier this year, Swift announced that Paramore would be joining her for some dates on ‘The Eras Tour.’ She shared the news on her Instagram and wrote:
“The first leg of the tour will be in stadiums across the U.S., with international dates to be announced as soon as we can! Feeling like the luckiest person alive because I get to take these brilliant artists out on tour with me: Paramore, Beabadoobee, Phoebe Bridgers, Girl In Red, MUNA, HAIM, Gracie Abrams, GAYLE, and OWENN. I can’t wait to see your gorgeous faces out there. It’s been a long time coming.”
In response, referring to their ship name to celebrate, Williams posted the following on her own account:
“So it’s called Tayley, and there’s a whole blog about us.”
Currently, Taylor Swift is in the middle of her tour, while Paramore is on the road for upcoming U.S. shows to promote their latest album ‘This Is Why.‘ After concluding their U.S. shows in August, they have plans to perform in Australia and New Zealand in November.