[VIDEO] Paramore Release Music Video For "Now"
Posted by Joseph Lee on 02.20.2013
They also talk about their new album...
MTV News reports that Paramore have released the music video for their latest single "Now", and also talked about their upcoming self-titled album during the premiere.
Hayley Williams said: "[The album] said so much to us as we were making it; it was this whole rediscovery of who we are as people, as artists, as a collective unit. It really taught us a lot about ourselves as a band, and that was so fun. It felt like the same feeling I got when we were kids, playing in Taylor's basement or Jeremy's living room. Every morning I would wake up and we'd go into the studio, and it was like 'I don't know anything; I'm just going in and we're going to make music.' It was nice to not know everything, and not feel like we're in a pattern, we're in a routine, we know what's coming next. Every day was something new and exciting."
The album will contain seventeen songs, the longest of the band's career and three musical interludes, which the band fought to have on the final track list.
Guitarist Taylor York added: "We had writer's block pretty badly one time, and these interludes just happened. They're really different ... [they've got] ukulele, [they're] really just weird for us, but it felt like we had to write those to continue writing the record. So I feel like they tell some sort of story; they're more like mini songs than interludes."
The album includes songs like NOw" and "Anklebiters", which Williams said came from deep introspection.
She said: "The title came first, which never happens, but I just thought, I liked the term 'Anklebiters,' when you're talking about kids or babies — we also have a song on the record called 'Grow Up' — so there seemed to be this thread in my brain about people who just really need to grow up and maybe open up their mind a little bit. And for me, as a girl, I've always sort of done things the way that I wanted to do them, and sometimes you get backlash for that. And I think it's really important just to love who you are. I mean, I learn it every day; anyone who says they don't have self-esteem issues is a bold-faced liar. It's really about self-empowerment and learning to leave those negative opinions behind and sort of look at those people right now and say 'Grow Up.'"