Paramore In The Studio Working On Guitar-Heavy New Album
Paramore have revealed to Rolling Stone that they’ve been in the studio working on their first new album in five years. The band – lead singer Hayley Williams, guitarist Taylor York and drummer Zac Farro – revealed that songwriting sessions in Nashville have led to them relocating to a studio in California to record what will be their sixth album.
Hayley Williams reflected on Paramore’s musical evolution, suggesting that new album will be a return to rock, “The music we were first excited by wasn’t exactly the kind of music we went on to make,” Williams said. “Our output has always been all over the place and with this project, it’s not that different. We’re still in the thick of it but some things have remained consistent from the start. 1) More emphasis back on the guitar, and 2) Zac should go as Animal as he wants with drum takes.”
Williams went on to talk about how positive Paramore about their new direction, revealing that there have been sparks of creativity in the studio already on the new project “I’m always waiting for the moment for us to know we’re onto something new and we’re not just rehashing the same shit. It was Ain’t It Fun for our self-titled record, and Hard Times or Told You So for After Laughter. It’s not about it feeling like a hit so much as it’s a scary, exciting feeling that you’re treading uncharted waters. It keeps you curious. We got to feel that feeling early on this time.”
Williams also talked about the day-to-day reality of studio life: “Studios just feel like studios, but we brought a ping pong table and there’s a kitchen that I say I’m going to use. We started recording only a couple of months ago. We go into the studio around 10 am and leave around 7 or 8 pm like a bunch of dads.”