The wait is finally over. Paramore have shared their previously announced single “This Is Why.” Even better, they’ve also announced their new album This Is Why, out February 10th via Atlantic Records.
The follow up to 2017’s After Laughter spans 10-tracks and was recorded in Los Angeles with longtime collaborator Carlos de la Garza. So far, the tracklist hasn’t been released, but you can check out the artwork below. Pre-order it here.
As for the song, singer Hayley Williams revealed it was the last one written for the album. “To be honest, I was so tired of writing lyrics but Taylor [York] convinced Zac and I both that we should work on this last idea,” she recalled. “It summarizes the plethora of ridiculous emotions, the rollercoaster of being alive in 2022, having survived even just the last 3 or 4 years.”
She continued, “You’d think after a global pandemic of fucking biblical proportions and the impending doom of a dying planet, that humans would have found it deep within themselves to be kinder or more empathetic or something.”
Watch the video directed by TURNSTILE’s Brendan Yates below.
In a new interview with Apple Music 1’s Zane Lowe Williams talked about the band’s new sound as leaning into their early influences like “electro clash and stuff that had a lot of groove.” She added that drummer Zac Farro “plays some of his most aggressive stuff on this record,” but there’s also “some beautiful restraint that I think shows up in all of us in different parts that really allows other things to speak.”
Paramore will embark on their first North American tour in four years in October. Check out all their dates here.