Hayley Williams On Charlie And The Chocolate Factory’s Impact On Paramore Track

Hayley Williams recently broke down Paramore’s latest release, ‘Running Out Of Time,’ during a chat with Genius. As the frontwoman discussed the single’s chorus, she also disclosed how a creepy ‘Charlie and the Cholocate Factory’ fact influenced her lyrics.

Paramore released their newest studio album, ‘This Is Why’ on February 10, and Williams seemed more than happy to share how she’d written and composed one of the top tracks of their record. The singer revealed that she was influenced by the Oompa Loompas and their seemingly-innocent chants while producing the song.

She then pointed out that Oompa Loompas’ cute little catchphrases weren’t as fun as they sounded. When one took a closer look, they often had dark and twisted meanings behind them. So, the singer viewed these creatures as the creepily honest vessels of the story and used their impact to sound like them while creating a dissociative tune.

Williams on being influenced by Oompa Loompas while creating ‘Running Out Of Time’:

 “In my brain, that’s Oompa Loompas and how Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the Oompa Loompas singing really catchy phrases, but if you listen to the words, they’re kind of twisted.

That’s the truth-teller throughout the whole story. They kind of represent that. So, I wanted that voice, something that sounds a little bit different. It’s not just coming from me. It’s disassociative a little bit, and it’s kind of the truth-teller.”

The film is known to have darker meanings behind the script, so it felt right for Williams to fit her story into the track by being influenced by the Oompa Loompas. The song has a distinctive tune following the chorus, so she wanted the melody to sound different by distorting her voice a bit.