翻唱〈Fake Plastic Trees〉有感,Hayley Williams:電台司令從不自視甚高

美國創作型音樂人Hayley Williams以身為搖滾樂團Paramore主唱、創作主腦與鍵盤手聞名,最近她在居家隔離期於Instagram上發表「自我小夜曲」(self-serenades)系列翻唱,8月7日上傳以清新木吉他詮釋的抒情版〈Fake Plastic Trees〉,她推崇Radiohead是史上最棒的樂團之一,也說〈Fake Plastic Trees〉是最多人點歌的作品。

基於疫情大流行,Hayley Williams在居家隔離期固定發表翻唱作品,例如:Bjork的〈Unison〉、SZA的〈Drew Barrymore〉和Tegan and Sara的〈Call It Off〉等。思考怎麼翻唱〈Fake Plastic Trees〉時,她一開始覺得這麼做很褻瀆神作,直到她意識到電台司令從不對自己的作為自視珍貴,或是完全玩弄不得。「他們從不拘泥於自己表達的任何一種形式,況且大眾的情感投射似乎也無法動搖他們。有許多時候,人們唯有以為自己處於最佳階段,才能讓他們更加美麗地綻放那些意想不到的、更好的東西。」Hayley Williams坦承,有段時間她假裝自己已經過了Radiohead時期了,「但是很棒很棒的東西總會找上你,並且歡迎你回來。」

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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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8月3日Hayley Williams分享了她的歌曲〈Simmer〉不插電版,她形容這首歌在6百萬年前就誕生了,但自己還是很喜歡它,而且它還在不斷發展中。該曲收錄於她5月發行的首張個人專輯《Petals For Armor》,樂評形容:「像披上閃亮的盔甲般磨損你的缺陷,並在開放和脆弱中找到力量。」

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