Watch Paramore & Joy Williams' 'Heart Break'-ing Duet
One of the new tracks on the deluxe re-release of Paramore's 2013 self-titled album features Hayley Williams dueling with one her childhood muses, former Civil Wars singer Joy Williams (no relation), on a new version of "Hate to See Your Heart Break." The pair logged some studio time together (at Santa Monica, Calif.'s Village Recorder) to record the cozy duet, and they've shared a video that's just as heartwarming as the song itself.
Hayley met the elder Williams when she was 12 and Joy was a burgeoning artist in the Christian music scene. "I was already a fan of hers," the Paramore singer told NPR. "It was fate that we became friends. She was always giving great advice and listening to songs I'd written or big plans I had about becoming a real artist."
The deluxe version of Paramore -- featuring 12 previously unreleased tracks -- dropped on Monday. Next month, Williams will accept the Trailblazer Award at Billboard's Women in Music Awards.
Joy Williams is currently working on solo material, following the breakup of the Civil Wars.