Paramore is BACK, people, and it was worth the wait. The band dropped their first new music in four years today, April 19, along with a video and album release date. WATCH ‘Hard Times’ right here!
Paramore, has released the first single from their upcoming fifth album After Laughter, which is due May 12. Right around the corner! We’ve missed these guys, to say the least. Watch “Hard Times” above!
Lead singer Hayley Williams, guitarist Taylor York (who co-produced the track with Justin Meldal-Johnsen) and drummer Zac Farro are at the top of their pop-punk game with “Hard Times,” and we’re digging the subtle St. Lucia/’80s new wave vibes on the track, too. The official video racked up hundreds of thousands of views in a matter of minutes, proving that fans are beyond ready for, and loving, the new material. Take a look at an excerpt of the lyrics:
All that I want
Is to wake up fine
Tell me that I’m alright
That I ain’t gonna die
All that I want
Is a hole in the ground
You can tell me when it’s alright
For me to come out
Paramore has announced a bunch of international summer tour dates, but their autumn is looking suspiciously quiet, which has us crossing our fingers for a full North American tour. They’ve already been confirmed for Riot Fest in September:
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Here’s the tracklist for After Laughter:
1. Hard Times
2. Rose-Colored Boy
3. Told You So
5. Fake Happy
9. Caught In The Middle
10. Idle Worship
11. No Friend
12. Tell Me How
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of “Hard Times?” Are you excited for Paramore’s new album?