01 Jul 2017

Hayley The Fader -lehden kannessa – uusia kuvia ja haastattelu

Hayley nähdään The Fader lehden uusimman numeron kannessa. Lehdessä on pitkä haastattelupohjainen artikkeli, jossa Hayley ja Taylor puhuvat After Laughter albumista ja Hayley kertoo myös masennuksestaan jonka vuoksi hän piti taukoa Paramoresta hetkellisesti vuonna 2015, voit lukea koko artikkelin täällä.

Artikkelissa on mukana paljon uusia, Jason Nociton ottamia kuvia Hayleystä ja myös Taylorista ja Zacista, kaikki kuvat löytyvät galleriastamme.

Lehden ja julisteen kansikuvasta voi myös tilata kotiin täällä, kysessä on ennakkotilaus joka lähetettään heinäkuun lopussa.

14 Jun 2017

Paramoren haastattelu NPR:n All Things Considered -ohjelmassa

Paramore oli viikonloppuna mukana NPR:n All Things Considered -ohjelmassa, jossa Lakshmi Singh haastatteli bändiä mm. After Laughter albumin tekemisestä.  Voit kuunnella ja myös lukea haastattelun alta.

Lakshmi Singh: Talk me through the writing and production of “Hard Times.” It sounds really happy, but if you listen to the lyrics, you realize it’s kind of an emotionally tough song.

Hayley Williams: Yeah, the album has a lot of that. … I don’t think we could have finished an album, at least lyrically, that matched the tone of the music. But I also think that being able to speak out some of these feelings and emotions — it added even more depth. I mean, there’s obviously so much going on in the music. And that was really interesting to put some of those words to. But now, you listen back, and it’s like, “Oh man. Thank God.” Because I don’t really want to sing those words over sad-sounding stuff. I think we would all be miserable.

Zac, you and your brother, Josh, left the band in 2010. It was a highly publicized split. Why did you leave and why was now the right moment for you to re-join?

Zac Farro: Well, my brother and I left the band in 2010 for a lot of similar reasons, but a lot of reasons that were different. The main reason for me was that we’d started this when we were so young. I was, you know, 13 when we really started playing, then 14 when we started touring full-time. So it felt kinda like there was no light at the end of the tunnel for me as far as being my own person. And I felt like I was just gonna bring the band down with my attitude and the way I was going about dealing with that. And so I thought the best thing would be just to remove myself.

A lot of time passed, and I got to live a lot of life that I needed to. I moved over to New Zealand for a couple years and I just had a few life-changing moments. Then you know, everything kind of collided again when Taylor and I started becoming — we’ve always been best friends, but we’ve had these weird pockets in our lives where we go a few years not talking. It’s been this weird consistent thing, so I can’t wait for the next few years since we won’t talk. [Laughter.]

Hey, apparently there’s a blessing in a little distance.

Farro: Yeah, totally. Lots of blessings everywhere if you look around.

Over the years, mention of your faith has come up. You say you’re not a Christian band but you have faith. How do you think your faith has helped keep all of you together?

Taylor York: I think when we were younger we used to have more of a unified voice in terms of, outwardly, how we would talk about faith. And I don’t know if we have that as much now, but I think we have more of a confidence and unity within our band and a more private way of discussing that, and just kind of recognizing that.

For us I think our faith is part of our purpose and the motor that keeps us going, and sometimes that’s subconscious, sometimes that’s conscious. … We’re always trying to figure it out, figure out how to talk about it, figure out what we actually believe about it.

Depression is so prominent in the lyrics and in this album. But faith feels central in this album as well. What does that mean to you, personally?

Williams: You know, I think what we have to remember is that we are just human beings and with that comes a lot of — just crap. … We just all have our mountains and our valleys. Sometimes you wake up and you’re at the very bottom of the lowest point. And other days you work your ass off to get to the peak of the mountain and you’re able to look out and see everything that you’ve survived.

But I think the important thing for me is remembering I didn’t get to that peak alone. … We’re at a point now between the three of us as friends where we’re OK with having individual experiences of God and life and music and interactions, whatever it is. We experience our faith in each other in our own way.

21 May 2017

Paramore esiintyi KROQ:n Weenie Roastissa

Paramore esiintyi eilen KROQ:n Weenie Roastissa Carsonissa, Californiassa. Bändi soitti vanhempia suosikkikappaleita ja lisäksi uudelta albumilta ‘Hard Times’ ja ‘Told You So’ kappaleet.

Galleriaamme on nyt lisätty uusia kuvia keikasta, katso kaikki kuvat täällä.


Hard Times
That’s What You Get
Still Into You
Told You So
Misery Business
Ain’t It Fun
Hard Times

Ted Stryker haastatteli Paramorea tapahtuman backstagella, voit katsoa haastattelun alta.

Olemme myös lisänneet haastattelusta uusia kuvia galleriaan.



13 May 2017

Entertainment Weekly haastatteli Hayleytä

Entertainment Weeklyn Ariana Bacle haastatteli Hayleytä After Laughter albumista, Zacin paluusta ja siitä miksi hän vaihtoi hiusvärinsä oranssista blondiksi. Voit lukea haastattelun alta. Haastattelu löytyy myös lehden uusimmasta numerosta joka on nyt myynnissä.

Hayley Williams explains how Paramore stayed together after band turmoil

Paramore’s last album cycle was a good one. After releasing a self-titled record — their fourth total — in 2013, single “Ain’t It Fun” topped the charts in a way no previous Paramore song had done prior. It broke the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 and later won the band a Grammy for Best Rock Song. But soon after, things went south when bassist Jeremy Davis left the band in 2015.

Instead of saying goodbye to Paramore, though, frontwoman Hayley Williams and guitarist Taylor York rallied. Along with founding member Zac Farro, who rejoined the band after seven years away, they used everything they had been through as fodder for After Laughter, a fierce comeback album that includes ’80s-inspired tracks that still retain Paramore’s emo-pop sound like “Hard Times” and “Told You So.”

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: First things first: Can you explain the album title, After Laughter?
HAYLEY WILLIAMS: It means that look on a person’s face when they laugh really hard and then there’s this moment where they come back to reality — I like watching for it. Maybe I’m a little bit of a creep. [Laughs]

It’s been four years since Paramore released an album, and a lot has changed — this is the first record without cofounding bassist Jeremy Davis, who left in 2015. What’s it been like?
Anytime you grow up in a group of friends, you’re going to fight about things, and that’s really no different than our situation. We have to live some of that stuff out, and unfortunately, there’s no way to do that gracefully. It was embarrassing, you know? It still sucks. It’s life, though, and sometimes life is really painful.

The single “Hard Times” is an uptempo rocker. But there’s a dark undertone, with lyrical allusions to the band’s struggles. How did it come together?
I realized I didn’t have to match every feeling I have to the music. Maybe the fact that I can put some of my sadness to these sounds that make me want to dance and move a lot is a good thing. Maybe that’s going to help me get through it. And it was true for all of us. We needed a place to put the feelings that are hard to talk about. These songs helped us. I think they were a musical therapist, in a way. [Laughs]

At any point did you consider calling it quits?
There were many talks over coffee with [bandmate Taylor York]. We thought, “Maybe we should start something new.” But Taylor said to me, “If we start another band and people call it Paramore, you’re gonna be so mad. So you might as well just be Paramore.” I actually think I could have been happy if we kept creating together and never put out a record, but the fact that we created an album and people can hear it — I’m still pinching myself.

On a happier note, drummer Zac Farro, who left Paramore in 2010, recently rejoined.
It feels like I’ve gotten a part of myself back! I’ve got one of my best friends in the world back, and I can’t wait to be on stage in front of people and turn around and see him again.

You and the band were just teenagers when Paramore’s debut album came out in 2005. What’s it like to grow up in the spotlight?
It’s like that scene in Bridesmaids: “I think if you’re growing, then you’re changing.” [Laughs] I always think about that scene, but I also still feel so much like that 16-year-old who got in the van and took off with my dad at the wheel. We were babies.

You’ve changed your trademark orange hair to platinum blond. Why the switch?
The hair thing is so emotional for me. About a year ago, I called my colorist and was like, “I’m going through so much emotionally. I need a reset. I need you to bleach my hair.” This has been really important for me, as a 27- and 28-year-old, to show myself every morning when I get up that I’m not someone who is going to live in the past. When it’s time for Neon Hayley to come back to life, she will. But right now, this is me.

11 May 2017

Beats 1 haastattelun toinen osa

Paramore teki ensimmäisen videohaastattelunsa Beats 1:n Zane Lowen kanssa Taylorin kotona Nashvillessä aiemmin tänä vuonna. Haastattelun toinen osa on nyt julkaistu ja voit katsoa sen alta. Tässä haastattelussa bändi puhuu yksityiskohtaisemmin uuden albumin kaikista kappaleista.