When we started writing I actually blocked out a lot of how I felt about struggles as a band and losing two members and friends. It started to be a problem when I had this intense bout with writer's block. All my lyrics were garbage. There were crumpled pieces of lined paper all over my room. It was frustrating. I let myself go a little bit in the interludes and in a few lines of a couple different songs and just told myself, "It's OK to [be] honest. … Just don't be mean about it."
First off, you can watch Paramore performing an acoustic set at Grimey's in Nashville on Saturday for Record Store Day. The band performs the three interludes from the new album, "Misery Business", "Daydreaming" and "Still Into You." Secondly, we have a video of the band covering The Cure's "In Between Days" acoustically for Sirius XM. Lastly, we have a quick interview with Entertainment Tonight where the band discusses their new album. You can find all of these videos in the replies.
Paramore will be releasing a Record Store Day 7" titled The Holiday Sessions.
Record Store Day is just over 1 week away and Paramore will be celebrating with an acoustic performance at Grimey’s in Nashville. Grimey’s will also be selling a Record Store Day exclusive die-cut 7” vinyl in the shape of a hibiscus flower with the 3 interludes from the new album. The Holiday Sessions will be limited to 700 total copies. 300 of those will be available Grimey’s with the rest available in The Paramore Webstore for those who can’t make it to Nashville. The acoustic performance will begin at 1pm on Saturday, April 20th followed by a signing.
PureVolume recently interviewed Hayley Williams of Paramore and they talked about the band's new self-titled album (in stores tomorrow), the Farro Brothers, and the solo career that never was.
And to be honest with you, there’s no way that ‘Hayley Williams’ would be around as long as Paramore's been around—it just would never work. I think people want what’s real and what’s genuine, and what’s genuine for me is being the singer of this band. Selling my name on a billboard or on the cover of a CD? That just wouldn’t be me. And I just don’t think that ‘Hayley Williams’ would have survived on her own.
If you were thinking you'd get to stream all of Paramore's new self-titled album in one sitting this coming Monday, think again. The band will be premiering the album over the course of four nights on its website. Four sides in four nights - starting this Monday. The band explains the details in a video in the replies.
Rock Sound has the first review of the new Paramore album in their upcoming issue. They like it.
Having barely set foot in front of an audience for the past two years, let alone in front of a camera, the band's self-titled fourth album quickly reveals that in re-emerging, Paramore have done so in a very, very different form. Where its predecessor perfectly captured a period of frustration and resentment - the result of which was an angry, bitter collection of songs that clattered and snarled in equal measure - 'Paramore' is a very much the sound of a happier, more comfortable band. Bathed in subtle synths and sprinkled with pinches of electronica, songs such as the aforementioned opener...
I hoped that there would be more, but nothing’s really taking shape so that’s why I’ve been focusing more on this. We looked for a singer for about a year and a half and we tried some people but nothing really clicked. I wouldn’t say it’s never going to happen, but I’d say it will just take more time.
Paramore will be performing at SXSW on March 13th as part of The Warner Sound Captured By Nikon. The performance will also be streaming on YouTube. Additionally, the band's first three albums have been mastered for iTunes; pick them up here. Lastly, they are scheduled to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live on April 11th and Conan on April 30th, with additional TV appearances to be announced.