Vocal Type: Mezzo-soprano
Vocal Range: E3-A6 (3 Octaves 3 Note)
Vocal Pluses:Hayley Williams has a bright, youthful tone; full of spunk and power with a sharp and instantly recognizable tone. Her voice is strong and well placed/supported and can easily cut through that of the often heavy instrumentation of her band.
The lower range sounds resonant and dark, but is the weakest part of her range. It is still well-controlled and never forced, adding to the overall impression that everything in her range is easily accessible.
When belting she always uses correct technique and mixes perfectly. Her chest register is wide, elastic and robust reaching higher notes without the quality of her voice suffering too much. She is capable of adopting both a “punkish”, powerful tone in her belting register or a smoother, elastic one.
Extremely developed "rolling" vibrato, and often said to be in possession of a "third lung", where long and difficult lines are seemingly rendered simple, belying an absolutely stunning breath control.
Vocal Negatives:Hayley Williams rarely seems to use her head voice or whistle register, though that is probably an artistic decision. Her voice can sound strained at the top of the chest voice, though this is less the case since acquiring a vocal coach.
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Paramores' Hayley Williams singing in the whistle Register.