Listen to Hayley Williams Cover Radiohead’s ‘Fake Plastic Trees’

Hayley Williams has unveiled a cover of Radiohead‘s ‘Fake Plastic Trees’, from their 1955 studio album The Bends. Give it a listen below.

The singer-songwriter shared the cover on Instagram, writing: “the top requested song throughout my brief career in self-serenadism has been a @radiohead song. seemed sacrilegious at first until i realized that the band themselves have never once regarded what they do as precious or never-to-be-toyed with. they are never beholden to any one version of their expression and public affections don’t seem to sway them.”

She continued: “so many times people thought they were at their best only for them to bloom more beautifully into something unexpected and unequivocally better. for a time i pretended to be over Radiohead (iiii knowwww) but good good things always find you and welcome you back. so, in admiration of one of the best bands of all time – and in humility to everyone who did *not* ask for this – here’s a self-serenade of “Fake Plastic Trees”. enjoy it if you can.”

Williams said that this would be “the last of the self-serenades”, at least for a while – previously, the Paramore singer shared covers of Phoebe BridgersTegan And SaraSZA, and Björk. Earlier this year, she released her solo debut LP, Petals for Armour.

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for a while, anyway. the top requested song throughout my brief career in self-serenadism has been a @radiohead song. seemed sacrilegious at first until i realized that the band themselves have never once regarded what they do as precious or never-to-be-toyed with. they are never beholden to any one version of their expression and public affections don’t seem to sway them. so many times people thought they were at their best only for them to bloom more beautifully into something unexpected and unequivocally better. for a time i pretended to be over Radiohead (iiii knowwww) but good good things always find you and welcome you back. so, in admiration of one of the best bands of all time – and in humility to everyone who did *not* ask for this – here’s a self-serenade of “Fake Plastic Trees”. enjoy it if you can.

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