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Hayley Williams Will Explore Emo Music In New Podcast

As part of Back to Back Sounds on BBC, Hayley Williams will host new 20-part episode podcast Everything Is Emo about the genre's history.

Fresh off a special appearance during Billie Eilish's headlining Coachella set, Hayley Williams is making waves in the podcast market. The lead singer of Paramore has announced that she'll be the host of Everything Is Emo on Back to Back Sounds on BBC Sounds, breaking down the history of emo music in 20 episodes.

Williams published a statement about the podcast:

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.

Williams' last solo album Flowers for Vases / Descansos was released last February. The first episode of Everything Is Emo is now available to stream on BBC Sounds.