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‘That’s crazy to say’: Hayley Williams recalls that when Taylor Swift was 19, she ‘wanted to be like Carole King’

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Hayley Williams has revealed that her friend Taylor Swift wanted to be like Carole King when she was in her teens. The ‘Cinnamon’ hitmaker revealed in her last interview that when they were just getting into the industry, the pop star wished she could be as big as her legend, King. “When we were 19 [Swift] told me — she was a country singer at the time — that she wanted to be like Carole King,” Williams recalled. “And I was like, ‘Whoa, that’s a crazy thing,’ you know? Because we were kids. And I’ll be damned, this woman, she crosses genres and crosses into other aspects of pop culture, and she’s at least helping to shape it.”

Hayley Williams is set to perform on the first night of Swift’s The Eras Tour and also spoke about her upcoming LP This Is Why release. Her rock band Paramore released their latest single ‘C’est Comme Ça’ last week, while ‘This is Why’ is set to hit the charts on February 10th via Atlantic Records. a big deal,” and meanwhile, Swift responded by saying it was “such an honor.” “We got together as teenagers from Nashville to write our own music, so it feels insanely special, the tour almost two Launching together decades later, Swift told Billboard.


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The ‘Blank Space’ singer added: “Hayley is such a compelling performer because she is so diverse – bold and playful and fierce and absolutely commanding. It’s a dream come true to team up like this.” Swift has openly expressed her admiration for Carole King, and one such instance was recorded in 2021 when the 33-year-old artist opened the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s induction ceremony with a rendition of the classic Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? ‘ It was, of course, her tribute to King who was among the insiders, reports People.

“Dancing around the living room in socked feet to the strains of Carole’s soulful voice. Her songs speak to the true and honest feelings that everyone has felt, is feeling, or hopes to someday feel,” Swift said during the event. “So it’s only right that they are passed down like precious heirlooms from parents to children, older siblings to younger ones, lovers to each other,” she added.

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