Paramore has been teasing us with the fact they’ve been recording new music since January of this year. To say we are ready to pass out from the excitement and tears we’re shedding currently is an understatement. ‘This Is Why‘ is our new “I am so over the world rn” anthem.
‘This Is Why’ is all about living in a world that seems to always find a way to become crueler when you thought it couldn’t anymore. Leave it to Paramore to put our frustrations into words once again! This marks the group’s first release since 2017’s After Laughter, and begins the entirety of the This Is Why era, which comes out on February 10th! Williams had this to say about the new track:
“‘This Is Why‘ was the very last song we wrote for the album. To be honest, I was so tired of writing lyrics but Taylor convinced Zac and I both that we should work on this last idea. What came out of it was the title track for the whole album. It summarizes the plethora of ridiculous emotions, the rollercoaster of being alive in 2022, having survived even just the last 3 or 4 years. You’d think after a global pandemic of f*cking 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.”
Marking 20 years total in the scene, Paramore is amping up to yet again blow our minds with this new album. Throughout their career, they have continued to release bop after bop, master new sounds/styles, and give us songs to cry while we dance to them. So when we mention their upcoming completely sold-out tour this upcoming fall, it literally makes perfect sense, right? Not to mention a chunk of the sales from every show date is being donated to a foundation centered around essential community support!
We’ve got our countdowns to February 10th started, and we’re memorizing ‘This Is Why’ as we speak. How are you keeping yourself sane until the drop of This Is Why? Let us know by sending us a tweet @thehoneypop! Or let us know on Instagram and Facebook!