15 Mar 2013

Paramore interviewed by Billboard

While at SXSW the band was interviewed by Billboard as well. They talk about “being back”, their new sound, SXSW, upcoming live performances and so on.

15 Mar 2013

Fuse interviews Paramore

Fuse interviewed Paramore on the 14th of March in Austin, TX. In this interview the band talks about their new album, upcoming single “Still Into You” and the idea behind Now’s music video.

14 Mar 2013

Edgefest 23 Interview with Hayley

Hayley did another phone interview, this time it’s with 102.1 The Edge Radio. She talks about the upcoming listening party in Dallas and their new music.

13 Mar 2013

Hayley talks with SPIN Magazine, “Still Into You” next single

Hayley was interviewed by the SPIN Magazine over the phone. In this interview she confirms “Still Into You” will be their next single, and even though it’s a lovesong it will not be a sappy one, not a ballad like “The Only Exception”. She also talks about the SXSW Showcase show which is happening tonight at 12:10AM EST (Dallas, TX time). The show will be livestreamed online, click here for the stream.

We have added two new pictures of Paramore at the SXSW Festival in Austin, TX, into our gallery. Check them out by clicking the thumbnails below.

Hayley Williams on Love, Haters, and ‘Paramore’s Soap Opera’
by Marc Hogan

Frontwoman discusses the band’s new beginning, growing up, and trying everything at least once

“At least now, if anything, we have an excuse,” Hayley Williams said over the phone from Los Angeles, where Paramore still had some business to take care of before playing Austin’s South By Southwest. And true, it’s been almost four years since the Tennessee band’s last album, 2009’s half-million-selling brand new eyes. Not to mention the fact that two founding members, Josh and Zac Farro, quit the band in a blogspot-ready huff just before Christmas 2010. But Paramore’s self-titled fourth album, due out April 9 on Fueled by Ramen and recorded in L.A. with producer Justin Meldal-Johnssen (M83, Tegan and Sara), sounds nothing like a group hedging its bets. These sprawling 17 tracks encompass ukulele-based sauciness, twitchy new-wave romance, made-over alt-rock snarl, new-jack-swinging gospel-funk, Arcade Fire-style rafter-raising, even goth-y atmospherics.

Williams, who’s joined in Paramore by bassist Jeremy Davis and guitarist Taylor York, talked with SPIN about haters, growing up, and trying everything at least once.

You’ve said there’s no dubstep crammed onto the record, but there’s just about everything else. What was the mindset going in?
The mindset was, like, we have no idea what we’re doing. We found a lot of freedom in just letting everything happen, because we tried to force it in the beginning. The first couple of months we battled pretty insane writers block. But when we were writing we were trying to recreate something that Paramore had already done. And it just didn’t make sense, because we had already done it.

Your producer, Justin Meldal-Johnssen, told an interviewer recently that he had been “blessed with a clear mandate” when he went into the studio with you guys. What was the mandate?
It felt like our band started from scratch all over again. So we didn’t have any preconceived ideas of what things should be. It was only, how could it be? Or how far can we take this? It became like a bunch of kids throwing around instruments every day. “Oh, let me try this! What does this sound like? What does this do?” The mandate, I guess, if there had to be one, was try everything at least once.

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12 Mar 2013

Radio 104.5 interviews Hayley

A good day for press, we have yet another Hayley interview to share with you, this time it’s an audio interview with Radio 104.5’s Wendy Rollins. Listen to it here or below.

12 Mar 2013

Teen Vogue and Cosmopolitan UK interview Hayley

Teen Vogue and the British Cosmopolitan both interviewed Hayley, let’s see if there will be more of these girly interviews! Read the full interviews by clicking the “Read more” link.

There’s also a new picture of Hayley from what looks like a new photoshoot. If the picture is recent, she now has pink hair again.

// Edit: The photo is from a photoshoot that’s happening right now at the SXSW festival. Hayley is posing for Kerrang. (based on a tweet by @jamesjammcmahon)

This week, Paramore is busy gearing up to play a handful of shows at indie-music paradise South by Southwest—their first time performing at the fest since 2008—but Hayley Williams took time away from promoting their upcoming album to talk about leaving Nashville for Los Angeles, finding a signature style, and growing up—musically and personally.

How does your new album compare to the others?
“It’s different in every possible way, which at first was a little concerning for us. Then we realized that it’s so important to grow as a band and as people. It’s been a year since we started this whole journey and everything has fallen where it’s supposed to fall. It’s the first album I’ve listened to by us that I feel like we’ve sound like we’ve grown up a lot. Now I really know what it means to grow up as a band.”

You have a hand in writing all of the songs. Have your lyrics changed a lot, too?
“As far as lyrics go, we’ve been through a ton as a band and I’ve been through a ton as a woman. I’ve accepted my womanhood and I’m very empowered by it in a really positive way. And as a band, we’ve changed a lot and what’s most exciting is that we’ve been able to explore our artistry.”

Who inspires you within the music industry?
“We’re friends with the guys in Fun. and to see where they’ve come from and where they are now, it’s inspiring to see how they’ve done a great job staying true to themselves. No matter what comes at them, they deal with it in the best way possible. They use their success in ways that are so positive.”

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