Hayley Williams does a stripped-down cover of SZA's 'Drew Barrymore', fans love how she sings those low notes
Hayley Williams strapped on her acoustic guitar again for another at-home cover. The Paramore frontwoman and solo artist delivered a stripped-down rendition of 'Drew Barrymore' by neo-soul singer SZA. The song is from SZA's 'Ctrl' album which released in 2017.
Williams shared the video on Instagram along with the caption "self-serenades / amateur hour." Her note continues, "This was weeks ago... April 11th, to be exact. have a few saved up. guess i’ve been holding out on yall. the only constant for me (besides limp ass, unwashed, unfixed hair) in the age of covid, is a guitar and free reign to mess up all my favorite songs. (sic)" She concluded by saying, "here’s “Drew Barrymore” by queen @sza. please ignore my face (sic)."
In the red-blue filtered clip, we see Williams with her acoustic guitar as she performs while chilling on her couch. In this latest cover, Williams takes her vocals down an octave with skillfully deepened singing. "Why is it so hard to accept the party is over? You came with your new friends. And her mom jeans and her new Vans. And she's perfect and I hate it, oh so glad you made it," she sings in the opening verse.
Fans loved Williams's performance, not ignoring her face as she shyly requested, saying, "You literally glow."
"Been a fan for 14 years and that voice still catches me by surprise," says a fan while another wrote, "I just gained another 5 years of my life watching this thank you." Fans were enjoying the fact that Williams is consistently delivering covers. One fan said, "Keep coming with the covers. I can't wait to see them." Another shared, "This makes me want an album of covers 🔥." Another fan loved how she dropped those octaves: "Ur low notes tho."
Meanwhile, Williams has recently hit the Billboard charts atop the tally as the first woman to reach #1 on their Top Rock Albums chart as both a solo artist and member of a band. Her highly-anticipated new album, 'Petals for Armor', debuted at No 1 on the Rock Albums chart and also landed on the Billboard 200, currently sitting at the 18th position.
Watch Hayley Williams cover 'Drew Barrymore' here.