The Aces‘ frontwoman Cristal Ramirez’s was obsessed with Paramore‘s Riot! from the moment it was first played for her. The energy and lyrics blew her pre-teen mind, but it was Hayley Williams herself who really caught her attention, as she explains on this episode of The Spark Parade.
“I’m from a small suburb in Utah, and I was really, really religious growing up. And so, [Riot!] to me was larger than life,” she says. “Seeing Paramore for the first time was like a seeing into a window of possibility.”
A flame-haired teenager who lead a successful rock band in a male-dominated industry, Williams provided endless inspiration for Ramirez as her own musical aspirations took flight. As a dedicated Paramore fan, she’s always seen the band as a beacon of light and a force for good in the world.
Listen to Cristal Ramirez of The Aces chat about Paramore’s Riot! and more in this episode of The Spark Parade. Please also take the time to like, review, and subscribe to The Spark Parade wherever you get your podcasts, and keep up to date with all our series by following the Consequence Podcast Network.
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