Hayley privately quit the band for a brief period in the summer of 2015, feeling exhausted and thinking she had nothing left to say or sing. “I just was done, I thought, there’s gotta be something else that I’m good at in my life. Maybe it’s time for me to go find that.” But after she left, Taylor York started sending her unfinished tracks just to see what would happen.
“We both had doubts, and we had unity in that” Taylor says. “I told her she didn’t have to do stuff. But I just kept writing, and then there was this time that she got it again.” - Hayley Williams and Taylor York for the Fader Magazine, speaking the influence Taylor had on Hayley’s decision to come back to the band