The way to really hurt her feelings is to ignore her.She is genuine, sincere, and has a strong sense of personal integrity.Williams was introduced to Atlantic Records A&R Tom Storms through Richard Williams' attorneys Jim Zumwalt and Kent Marcus, and then signed to the label by Jason Flom.The label's original plan for their new artist was to make her a solo pop artist but Williams objected to this, saying that she wanted to be part of a band and play pop punk music., she hits me with a hug and just about the biggest smile you could ever hope for.We’re at a ramen place in her hometown of Nashville, gabbing about the corn fritter appetizers between us, sipping tea, with Hayley propping her two feet, encased in glittering low-top Vans, on the chair next to her.Hayley wants to be adored and worshipped like the royalty she feels she is, and it is difficult for anyone to resist the warmth and attention Williams lavishes on those she cares about.
Later that afternoon, we crisscross the city in her car, a robin’s egg blue Fiat littered with half-empty water bottles, stopping at places she loves.
Williams issued a statement wishing them success before Farro posted his thoughts.
‘It sucked – not only was a lot of what he wrote untrue but I couldn’t go online and say that,’ says Williams.
What followed was some soul-searching between Williams, 24, and the remaining members, guitarist Taylor York and bass player Jeremy Davis, over what to do next.
‘There were days I’d wake up and think, “this is pointless”,’ she says.
This sense of immediate intimacy has served her well.