Paramore Reveal Release Date for New Album
The process behind Paramore’s upcoming fourth studio album has been lengthy and rocky. Two of the band’s members, brothers Josh and Zach Farro, quit in 2010, later revealing they felt their songwriting and creative input did not seem valued. Then, earlier in 2012, singer Hayley Williams wrote the band had been writing songs. The band apparently entered the studio in April 2012, working with producer Justin Meldal-Johnson, and even decided to include live strings on the release. Nevertheless, even with sporadic updates, the message from the band was the same: We’re working on it but have no release date.
Until this week, that is. Unveiled on the band’s blog, Paramore’s upcoming fourth album – a self-titled release – is coming out on April 9, 2013. In their post, the trio wrote: “With the most pride and passion we could ever possibly express, we would like to announce that this album, our fourth freaking album… Will be self-titled, 'Paramore'. It has been self-titled through nearly the entire process. In fact, what usually takes us weeks on end to sum up and put a label on only took us a five minute conversation this time around. The whole making of this album was a rediscovering of ourselves as a band and as friends.”
Paramore went on to name the first single from the release, a track called “Now.” The track, in the post, was described as the “perfect was to start this journey […] To show people that you can lose battles but come back and win full on wars.”