Feb 5, 2021Flowers puts a lens on her weaker moments without any performative brightness. She simply lets her softer side shine. Gone are the animalistic vocals, replaced with a gentler tone that invokes a towering kindness and grace that pandemic-related solitude has allowed. ... She once again proves there is a fragile beauty that comes with facing the darkest parts of yourself, no matter how painful the process might be.
Feb 9, 2021While eloquently arranged, Flowers’ uniform anguish makes for an uncomfortable listen, even more so than its sonically daring predecessor, 2020’s Petals For Armor. ... Hopefully, the creation of this album — easily her purest songwriter project so far – also provided some peace.
Feb 8, 2021Heartbreak, anger, acceptance, new love, mental health, and hope converged into something a little more well-rounded. Flowers For Vases, for all its beauty, appears single-minded in comparison, focusing solely on pain-tinged recollection and the challenge of moving forward. But if Williams chooses to spend some extra time wading through the uncomfortable emotions that mark a particular breakup—especially when those feelings make way for more personal growth—then it’s a worthwhile bit of exploration.
Feb 5, 2021FLOWERS for VASES / descansos continues what Petals For Armor started in showing just how much of Hayley Williams we still have to get to know as an artist. The Paramore question mark continues to hover, but here Hayley has once again shown that there’s more to her than one band.
Feb 5, 2021ela realmente fez isso!! esse álbum mostra o talento mais profundo da hayley. ela escreveu, tocou cada instrumento, ela realmente é a maior deela realmente fez isso!! esse álbum mostra o talento mais profundo da hayley. ela escreveu, tocou cada instrumento, ela realmente é a maior de todos.… Expand
Feb 8, 2021Hayley Williams pulled a Taylor Swift and made of "FLOWERS for VASES / descansos" her "evermore", with a surprise release after her debut soloHayley Williams pulled a Taylor Swift and made of "FLOWERS for VASES / descansos" her "evermore", with a surprise release after her debut solo album less than a year ago.
With ethereal vocals, minimal instruments, deep lyrics and powerful message, she conceived her strongest piece of work to date under a waterfall of petals: soft, gentle, beautiful, earthy.
While the sound is calmer than everything she has ever done, both with Paramore and as a solo artist, the emotion behind is abismal. She sings of self-reflection, hope, regret, melancholy, doubt, accountability, and demonstrates a willingness to let her feelings out in the field, with no apparent fear to be judged or blamed. That honesty is rare and precious, and it is essentially what makes this album so unique.
Standout tracks include: Trigger, Over Those Hills, No Use I Just Do and Just A Lover.… Expand
Feb 8, 2021One of the worst follow-up albums I've heard from an artist in about 15 years. Talk about a major letdown.
Pros: - Production is actuallyOne of the worst follow-up albums I've heard from an artist in about 15 years. Talk about a major letdown.
- Production is actually not bad considering most of this was recorded in a home studio. I did get a slight chuckle at the airplane driveby outtake that she kept on the album. I've been there.
- Lyricalism is still quite strong. Some areas do slack and just aren't as metaphoric this time around.
- Way too many ballads on one album. Very boring and repetitious. And what's even worse is that most of ballads are forgettable.
- Vocals don't branch off much at all. They stay within the same range for most of the album.
- Including an instrumental [which I usually do love on albums] that is redundant and doesn't try to branch off and be unique. (A small piano solo or something would have made it more interesting.) Boring.… Expand
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