We all remember what emotional state we were in when we heard Hayley Williams belt her heart out on “All I Wanted.”

The track’s grinding guitars embellish an already forceful plea for companionship, but when the band cuts out, all that can be heard is Williams’s crackling pipes: “I’ll beg you nice from my knees / I could follow you to the beginning and just to relive the start.”

Asking for someone’s companionship is already a futile act; as intoxicating as young love is, it feels pathetic to have to ask for such a basic human necessity, to be stuck in codependency. As Williams’s soaring vocals seep into a scream at the track’s bridge, that layered frustration is palpable just from the sound of her voice.

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