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Sorry for the lack of updates here, all of us have been incredibly busy and focusing on the Finnish & Spanish section of Paramore Online! So a lot of stuff has happened since October, and I’m doing my best to fill you guys in!
Brick By Boring Brick Music video was released, and I think it’s awesome! Check it out below:
And if you’re interested in how the video was made, check out this “Behind the Scenes of Brick By Boring Brick Music Video”
And Paramore was interviewed by CNN a while back, you can watch the interview here.
And for Paramore’s LJ updates I don’t think there is a need to post a link to the new ones, you all know where to read them and if you’re a fan, I’m pretty sure you’ve already read them. :)
The US tour of BNE ended and was a huge success, even though Hayley got laryngitis and the band was forced to postpone their tour dates. She even had to quit singing in the middle of the set, but the fans finished it for her. The European & UK tour starts from Helsinki, Finland on November 29th, which is this week’s Sunday! I am attending and going to a meet&greet, so hopefully we’ll have lots of stuff to share with you and new images to add.
When it comes to images, we have promotional stills of BBBB in our gallery and LOTS of other new additions, so check those out!
There is still probably a lot of catching up to do, but those things are so old that I think you all know them by now. We’ll PROMISE and try to keep up with the massive amount of news, pictures and media that surface every day.
New album, due September 29, is about the band’s need for a ‘whole new perspective.’
On Thursday, while the majority of the world was first learning of the death of Michael Jackson, Paramore announced the title of their much-anticipated new album. Needless to say, the news got lost in the shuffle.
In case you missed it, the album is called Brand New Eyes, and it will hit stores on September 29. And since this is a fairly big deal — after all, Eyes follows Riot!, an album that sold a million copies and turned Paramore into one of the biggest rock bands in the world today — we decided to ask Hayley Williams and company to explain the meaning behind that title.
“It was meant to be a song on the record,” Williams told MTV News. “It was one of the first songs we put together, and it just didn’t work out … the lyric was originally really sad and negative. It was, ‘I lost all my friends since they got brand-new eyes.’ But we didn’t use the song, [and we] stole the lyric because we liked the sound of it. Basically, the concept is, ‘In order for our band to move on to whatever’s next — and also us personally, as individuals, in order to grow up — [we needed to start] seeing each other, seeing everything, in a whole new perspective. Just trying to let go of whatever we might have struggled with the past and just see each other in a new way.”
By Paramore’s own admission, the record was born out of intense inner struggle and battles with self-doubt. So, when Williams wrote those lyrics, the rest of the band knew right away that they had found the name for their new album.
“We had tossed around a bunch of other ideas and talked about it,” bassist Jeremy Davis said. “But in the same discussion, ‘Brand New Eyes’ came up, and we all thought about it for a second, and then we didn’t think about it again. It just felt so right, right away.”
And just in case you were wondering what other titles Paramore were kicking around for the album, well, you’ll soon know the answer. Because the deluxe edition of Eyes will come bundled with a copy of Williams’ lyric journal.
“We’re taking the journal where I wrote all the lyrics and the meanings of each song, as we were going through the writing process, [and] we’re putting that journal in a deluxe package of the record that will come out,” Williams explained. “And the other album titles are in there, from the actual discussion where we sat down in our kitchen in Malibu and hashed it out. There weren’t too many. One of them was ‘Misguided Ghost,’ which is actually the title of a song on the record … and then another one was ‘The Backwards Race,’ which was a pretty good one, I got to admit. But from very early on, we knew what we were going to call this album. We really felt like ‘Brand New Eyes’ just felt right.”
don’t worry, we’re not dead. honestly, after the last entry i tried to post got deleted (and it was a looong one) i couldn’t find the time or the patience to sit down and write a good one. but i feel it now and i’m ready to type my life away. we have zero press today — and as usual, no soundcheck! which on any normal occasion would bug me but since i stay hoarse all the time i have no desire to “pre-sing” and use up what voice i have to an empty room! so, with all that said… i have time to just relax and sit in front of my beautiful macbook pro and enjoy the wonders that are the inter-web. the last week and half was so crazy.. between mtv unplugged, all kinda on camera interviews, album artwork approvals and video discussions (which are still in progress, sorta) – i’m so excited to just sit down and sip this bottle of water with no interruptions.
oh and i almost forgot! the announcement of the album title, album cover and release date! we are so excited you guys seem to be into it. ryan russell did such a good job with artwork – the whole booklet looks amazing and we really worked hard to make it exactly how we wanted. most of the shots for the album were taken in franklin and even in some of my rooms – and backyard! the whole thing feels very personal and i think it comes across that way. for the record, all of the lyrics will be in the booklet this time around. we realized after only putting 4 songs in the RIOT! booklet that we really want you to be able to read every word straight from us. so there aren’t any misinterpretations. every bit of these lyrics are so important to me as a writer and to us as a band, so you’ll have em as soon as you pick up the record and tear off the dumb plastic annoying wrapper. aside from the actual record i think the deluxe package will rule too. we tried really hard to give you guys as much as possible without having a ridiculous price that no one could afford. overall, i’m really proud of all the art and all the work that went into putting all the pieces together that are gonna make up brand new eyes. that’s all i’ve got to say about that. sorry for the commercial.
so let’s talk MTV unplugged for a minute. that was the coolest thing we’ve ever done. thank you guys who came out and sang along. i couldn’t believe how many people they let in! it was around 100, we were told… and it felt even bigger. people were singing their hearts out. i felt like chris carrabba! remember the dashboard confessional unplugged? i still listen to that and get all teary eyed. everyone knew “Ignorance” — almost as well as any of the other songs. and it was nice to finally let everyone hear “Brick By Boring Brick” since there was such speculation of how it would sound. i think it’s one of my favorites on the whole album. i’m so ready for you guys to hear it all. the best thing about MTV unplugged was the fact that we got to take our time. it’s been a while since we’ve had nothing but time with the people that come out to see us play. between every song there were conversations and interactions… and it meant so much to us… to be that close to everyone and to listen to what you had to say and be able to talk back without time limits or weird regulations. we try to get that feeling in meet and greets but even that is hard to come by on this tour with the fact that it’s not really our tour. in any case, we are stoked to get to hang with you all at any chance we get. we were all noticing the other day how much we’ve all grown up together. it feels like, for the most part, our fan base is growing up with us. especially those of you who we’ve seen coming out to our shows for years – whether we met at a meet and greet or just see you in the front row every time we’re in your town… it is insane knowing that you guys are going through the same things that we are and you get it when we write these songs. and you are passionate about it just like we are. and anyways, that’s what unplugged did for our band. got us thinking about all these things and how connected we feel with you guys even if you don’t always know it.
the video should rule.. we are getting things together for all of that now. i guess we’ll have time to shoot it while we’re in LA at the end of the month. i’m ready to do this thing. another thing i want to do while we’re in LA is go to Michael Jackson’s star on the walk of fame. i keep seeing all of these specials airing on television… with all the clips from his videos and interviews… i still can not believe he’s not here. i think he was one of those people and entertainers that i thought would always be around. not that i feel like i took him for granted but… i’ve always listened to him. for as long as i can remember, wether it was the jackson 5 or his solo records. i bought his last solo record when i moved to nashville and it was one of those records that defined the first couple of months that i was there. i bought the dvd of all of his videos and would just leave it playing in the house while i pretended to clean up my room and the living room. never did cause i’d just be dancing around like a lunatic, instead. anyways, i never said much about it after posting something small on twitter… mostly because i don’t really know what i could say that will really say what i feel about it. michael jackson only happens once. there will never ever be another! i’m so inspired by the life he led through his music and the way he changed people by using the gifts he was given. it just further confirms my love and dedication to what i do and the fact that music is the most powerful thing on this whole earth.
i just realized what time it is. i gotta get ready for meet and greet! thanks again to all of you for coming to see us and being so supportive. see you at the show!!!
sorry i took forever to update! i had this whoooole post written out, then our internet got screwed and i lost everything i wrote. so here’s a much smaller version of what i’d originally intended to post. another update will be up soon to make up for my laziness today!
so i realized earlier that it’s been a long time since we posted personal pics that we’ve taken from the road. here are some photos from our last late night Wally World (that’s Wal Mart if you’re not from the dirrty south) stop.
we love being back out on the road. thanks again to everyone who’s come out or is planning on coming to a show!
Here are some the latest post of the band on their LiveJournal account.
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band practice [08 May 2009]
band practice tomorrow at 3pm
be there or be square.
we’ve got a week to go before tour starts. i’ve been going to the gym taking what precautions might be needed to get back into touring. i was having horrible visions of me staggering across the stage, all drunk like… and panting heavily… collapsing mid head-bang. not pretty.
right about now, i’m watching Cold Mountain. jude law looks better with a beard.
it’s so nice to just be home… or at my grannys apartment, rather. writing might’ve taken a toll on my crazy little mind, recording was a blast… now i get to sit back and listen to all of it.
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Taylor here. We have something important to discuss. H to the A to the I to the ARE…. HAIR!!! Here’s the deal. I don’t really know what to do with my hair right now. I can cut it short… or I can leave it super long… There is no in between. I’ve asked the band. I’ve asked friends. I’ve asked some animals. And so far the opinions are split down the middle. So you guys are my last resort. You are about to decide the fate of my hair. This means there’s no more complaining about how my hair looks, mmk?? If it ends up looking bad then you’ll know who to blame.
If I did this right then there should be a poll below (or a link to a poll). I’m gonna give you guys till Wednesday at 11:59 PM to get your vote in. HERE WE GO!! Happy voting!!