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.
Paramore fans have discovered that "Tell Me It's Okay", "Native Tongue" and "Escape Route" appear to be the b-sides from their upcoming album.
For more information check out www.warnerchappell.com and search Hayley Williams, you must have an account to look at the records. You will see the songs and you can see it was cowritten by the producer Justen Mendel Johnson, so these songs were indeed written during the most recent writing session.
01) Fast In My Car
03) Grow Up
05) interlude: Moving On
06) Ain't It Fun
07) Part II
08) Last Hope
09) Still Into You
11) interlude: Holiday
13) Hate To See Your Heart Break
14) One Of Those (Crazy Girls)
15) interlude: I'm Not Angry Anymore
16) Be Alone
In the replies you can view the artwork for Paramore's upcoming single "Now." Some of you may say "why is this news?" but honestly we're just excited to hear this jam. It will hit our ears on January 22nd.
I was lucky enough to get to ask Hayley Williams some questions about Paramore's upcoming Self-Titled album which drops in a few months. We talked about the sound of the new album, the band's rocky past three years and more.