Hayley Williams says stop including "Misery Business" on playlists in 2020

With all eyes on Hayley Williams as her new solo album "Petals For Armor" is released, she has again spoken out against her band Paramore's biggest hit "Misery Business." Though she understand that it's a fan favorite, she says the song and it's lyrical content should not be celebrated in 2020.

This stems from Hayley taking to her Instagram story about her latest single "Simmer" being included on a playlist called Women Of Rock. She also noticed that "Misery Business" was also on said playlist and had this to say:

"i know it’s one of the band’s biggest songs but it shouldn’t be used to promote anything having to do with female empowerment or solidarity. i’m so proud of Paramore’s career, it’s not about shame. it’s about growth and progression… and though it’ll always be a fan favorite, we don’t need to include it on playlists in 2020.”

This is not something new, as Hayley has often talked about how she no longer relates to those lyrics in the past even promising to omit it from future Paramore live setlists. Back in 2015 she said this:

“Misery Business is not a set of lyrics that I relate to as a 26-year-old woman. I haven’t related to it in a very long time. those words were written when I was 17… admittedly, from a very narrow-minded perspective. It wasn’t really meant to be this big philosophical statement about anything. It was quite literally a page in my diary about a singular moment I experienced as a high schooler.”

As the songwriter there's nothing wrong with her thoughts and feelings on the topic, and the song has since been removed from that playlist!

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