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It’s been over three years since Paramore released their last full length album, “Brand New Eyes.” With anticipation of the band’s new Self-Titled album at an all time high, I had a chance to get a few questions in with front-woman, Hayley Williams. We discussed what direction the band has taken musically, where they’re at with their lives and how it impacts their lyrics and everything in between. If you thought the band was going to slow down after the rocky past few years, you’re dead wrong. If anything, the band seems more focused and revitalized, ready to deliver their best album to date.
I think the best place to start is talking about your new single “Now.” Why did this end up being your first choice for a single? How would you describe it in relation to singles of the past?
To be honest, I was surprised that everyone – speaking of the label – was so ready to release “Now” first. It’s quite heavy compared to some of the other songs. The thing is anyone could have picked any of the songs as first single and I would’ve been alright with it. That’s unusual for me, personally. With past albums, I’ve had a really strong conviction about one particular song from each. For instance, the guys and I convinced a lot of people that “Misery Business” had to be our first single off RIOT! We just knew. That’s not to say that we don’t have strong feelings about “Now”… We just happen to have those strong feelings for every song on the album!
Keagan Ilvonen of AbsolutePunk.net announced that he will be interviewing Hayley this week. You now have a chance to send in questions for him to ask. You can tweet them at @KeaganIlvonen or @absolutepunk or leave your comments on AP’s website.
Paramore is featured in the newest issue of Alternative Press as part of the most anticipated music of 2013. If you want to check out the brief article, you can read it below.
mxdwn.com have recently done an interview with Justin Meldal-Johnsen where he briefly speaks about Paramore’s 4th album. You can hear him talking about Paramore in between 0:21:28 to 0:28:24. He also states at other parts in the interview that Paramore have up until October 31st to finish recording and that the song titles right now are mostly just in working titles.
Over this past week NME have been releasing their interview with Zac Farro on their website in 5 parts. He has finally given us reasons as to why he left the band and when asked about his departure he said;
“I love all those guys, and girl. I don’t know if they think so highly of me, but I hope they think of me reasonably well. In my last year, I know I had a really bad attitude. Having said that, I think the way I left the band, I think that was good.”
You can read all 5 parts of the interview, and stream HalfNoise’s whole EP over on their website.
Finally, after two years Paramore’s former member Zac Farro agrees to do an interview with NME and speaks about leaving Paramore and working with his new band. In the interview Zac reveals that he has avoided media’s attention and that the main reason for his decision about leaving the band was feelings of homesickness. Zac also tells that he had negative feelings for music as it took him away from his family and home.
“I had a lot of negative feelings towards music, it was the thing that took me away from my family and my home and I felt like it cost me my childhood. Now I see it as a blessing and I don’t regret it, but I needed a year to see it like that.”
You can also find another interview of Zac speaking about Josh and his realitionship to Paramore’s current members. After all Zac reveals that Josh has attempted to make peace with them.
“Josh definitely regrets being so emotional right after he left. He stands by what he believes, but he has tried to make peace with everyone in the band about that letter. I know they’re still not fond of him because it was so hurtful.”