When Hayley Wiliams took the stage at The Belmont at this year's SXSW, there was no doubt it had been hers all along. Following an acrimonious split with her original band members, Williams took Paramore to new sonic territory at SXSW 2013 (for the photographic evidence, check out these sweet shots).
The warpaint-covered singer—who tossed her bright-red hair into sprouty pigtails for the occasion—prowled across the stage with a knowing command during Paramore's ear-splitting set.
And although she courted a humble attitude, Williams stole the show. Aside from Paramore's heart-wrenching take on Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide" and their latest single "Now," Williams slayed the crowd with Paramore favorites from the band's rich past and her strange, beautifully original personality.
Listen to it above and see what you think of the new Paramore track.