Paramore Announces New Album, Premieres New Song “This Is Why” on BBC Radio 1
American rock band Paramore, consisting of Hayley Williams (vocals), Taylor York (guitar) and Zac Farro (drums), premiered a new song “This Is Why” on BBC Radio 1's Future Sounds with Clara Amfo.
The song is their first music in five years since the 2017 fifth studio album “After Laughter”.
Also, the track the first single off of their upcoming sixth studio album of the same name, which is set to be released on February 10, 2023 via Atlantic Records.
It was written by Hayley Williams and Taylor York. Produced by Carlos de la Garza.
The accompanying music video was directed by American hardcore punk band Turnstile's Brendan Yates.
Hayley Williams said of the song, “'This Is Why' was the very last song we wrote for the album.To be honest, I was so tired of writing lyrics but Taylor convinced Zac and I both that we should work on this last idea. What came out of it was the title track for the whole album.”
She continued, “It summarizes the plethora of ridiculous emotions. The rollercoaster of being alive in 2022, having survived even just the last 3 or 4 years. You'd think after a global pandemic of fucking biblical proportions and the impending doom of a dying planet, that humans would have found it deep within themselves to be kinder or more empathetic or something.”
- Hayley Williams told Clara Amfo, “I mean, I like I grew up being on the road and being very much outside and very much you know, around all types of people and that was so good for me. But I kind of learned how introverted I really am on this break. And we all really needed it. We all needed to find out like our identity apart from ego and Paramore and all of that public projection that that we get in our life. So it was really great. And I did obviously none of us knew we were going to be sort of forced all the way inside but I think if you talk to anybody, like it was such a really ridiculously tragic time. And then there was this weird, you know, core to all of it that I feel like everyone is everyone that really had to spend time alone was like man, I learned a lot about myself and I think I needed it. I don't think I would have slowed down. I don't think I would have gotten time with my family or whatever. For me, I was like, I was so glad that for 2020 and everything that it entailed and 2021 that I was glad we were home because we were part of our own community in Nashville and we got to be a part of it as citizens and as you know, friends as a daughter as a sister, and it really wasn't about Paramore, I needed that. I just realized like how grateful I was for the feeling of safety.”
She continued, “I thought about our fans and I thought about the shows the whole time we were we were writing the entire album, but this was the last song we wrote for the album. And when it happened, and it just was like that blend of the funky. What we learned from making after laughter and what we implement in those songs and then bringing in a little bit of the grittier stuff that we've had throughout the rest of our career. It was like, we figured out a way that that feels right for us to blend at all and I can't wait to play it live. I'm so excited. We're playing it on this upcoming run. And I mean, I just can't wait. I have no idea how I'm gonna move to it and dance to it, but it'll be fun to figure that out.”
Photo by Zachary Gray
Background photo by Zac Farro
- source : BBC Radio 1