Paramore Announce New Remix Album ‘Re: This Is Why’
The band described the project as “almost a remix album” in a statement on social media, saying, “We’ve long wanted to recognize the connection we have with some of the artists who’ve influenced us as a band and/or who have cited our band as an influence. Some of the songs have been remixed sort of classically, while others were reworked or rewritten. It’s incredible to hear all our worlds colliding.” Pre-saves for the album are ongoing. See the artwork below.
The announcement comes after Paramore shared snippets of remixes on their Discord server, including Thick Skull featuring Julien Baker, Liar with The xx’s Romy on vocals, Remi Wolf’s take on You First, Bartees Strange’s reworking of Figure 8, and Wet Let’s Rhian Teasdale’s cover of C’est Comme Ça.
Williams revealed that they have been keen to work on new material, “We’ve been off the road for a couple weeks now… mainly in LA. Thankfully got some down time but we put some work in too,” she told fans. “It felt good to get back into a studio. More of that once we get home to Nashville.”
Williams went on: “Zac, Taylor and I just want to get back to making things. We’ve been craving that for a while now. Not only the creative process but the layer(s) of insulation that can come with the creative process.”
Back in July, Paramore were announced as the support act for all of Taylor Swift‘s UK and European 2024 The Eras tour dates.
Swift also announced that 14 shows have been added to the tour, all representing second, third, fourth or even sixth nights in cities that were already on the itinerary for May through August of 2024.
“Really can’t contain my excitement because… we’re adding 14 new shows to The Eras Tour,” Swift wrote on social media. “And I get to travel the world doing shows with Paramore!! Hayley and I have been friends since we were teens in Nashville and now we get to frolic around the UK/Europe next summer??? I’m screaming???”
Re: This Is Why tracklisting:
Liar (Re: Romy)
You First (Re: Remi Wolf)
Figure 8 (Re: Bartees Strange)
C’est Comme Ça (Re: Wet Leg)
Thick Skull (Re: Julien Baker)
Running Out Of Time (Re: Panda Bear)
The News (Re: The Linda Lindas)
Running Out Of Time (Re: Zane Lowe)
Big Man, Little Dignity (Re: DOMi and JD Beck)
Crave (Re: Claud)
This Is Why (Re: Foals)