Rock band Paramore return to studio to record sixth album

Paramore lead singer Hayley Williams.
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American rock band Paramore is officially gearing up for a new album years after their last release.

Frontwoman Hayley Williams told Rolling Stone in an interview published Jan.11 that she was nervous about returning to the studio with members Zac Farro and Taylor York, but it all fell into place once she they were together.

“We wrote and followed something that we loved and it actually surprised us,” Williams told the magazine. “We kept joking, it was all downhill from that point on, but thank goodness we were really surprised throughout it all. I’m still waiting for the moment to let us know we’re on to something new and not just rehashing the same thing [things]. “

Paramore members Zac Farro, Taylor York and Hayley Williams

Paramore members Zac Farro, Taylor York and Hayley Williams
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Paramore was formed in 2004 and they are known for their pop punk sound which shines in songs such as “Misery Business”, “Still Into You” and “Ignorance”. Their track “Ain’t It Fun” won the Grammy for Best Rock Song in 2015.

So far, they have released five studio albums, the latest being “After Laughter” from 2017.

For their next job, which does not yet have a release date, Williams said she tried to get the Grammy-nominated singer SZA involved.

“We started recording only a few months ago. We walk into the studio around 10 am and leave around 7 or 8 pm like a bunch of dads, ”she said. “I tried to get SZA to come hang out with us because I want to be real life friends, but we leave the studio to eat and sleep and she’s still fighting.”

Hayley Williams - Petal for the Armor

Cover of ‘Petals for Armor’.
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Despite the long gap between outings, Williams has not rested on her laurels. She released two solo albums in the midst of the pandemic – “Petals for Armor” in 2020 and “Flowers for Vases / Descansos” in 2021.

Speaking about the process of creating their sixth album, Williams said, “Our production has always been ubiquitous and with this project it’s not that different. We’re still in the thick of it but some things have stayed consistent from the start. 1) More emphasis on the guitar, and 2) Zac should go like Animal however he wants with drum takes.

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