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Paramorefans.com haastatteli Paramorea Uncasvillessä aiemmin tässä kuussa. He puhuivat kiertuemuistoista, väärin kuulluista Paramore lyriikoista, suosikkisanoista ja myös muista asioista. Voit katsoa haastattelun alta.
VH1 ja MTV haastattelivat Paramorea Hangout Music Festivaalin backstagella. Voit katsoa haastattelut alta useassa osassa.
Bändi puhuu yllättävistä tilanteista rannalla ja siitä mitä he tekisivät kyseisissä tilanteissa:
Hayley puhuu ystävyydestään Taylor Swifin kanssa ja siitä miten Paramore tapasi hänet ensimmäisen kerran:
Hayley puhuu häistään:
Hayley puhuu Taylor Swiftin ‘Bad Blood’ musiikkivideosta:
Hayley puhui myös uuden musiikin kirjoittamisesta: “It’s hard to leave an album behind. This was a really important step for us as a band, and also as people living life together. It’s a little sad to say goodbye to it, it’s been such a good time. We are ready to start writing the new music, but I feel like we really needed to do the tour we’re doing right now to seal the deal.”
New York City Monthly haastatteli Hayleytä jokin aika sitten. Hayley puhuu haastattelussa vanhasta keikasta CBGB-klubilla New Yorkissa, siitä miksi Paramore soittaa nyt pienemmillä keikkapaikoilla ja kertoo myös miltä tuntui voittaa Grammy. Voit lukea haastattelun alta.
New York City Monthly: The Grammys are not exactly new for you, Paramore was nominated for Best New Artist in 2008 and fast-forward to 2015 you have been recognized four times, with a trophy this year for “Ain’t It Fun” for which you won Best Rock Song. I’d imagine the fans are the best validation or marker of your success, but what was it like to be recognized by the industry while winning for your biggest hit to date? You also beat out some stellar rock company: Ryan Adams, The Black Keys, Jack White and Best Album winner Beck – all which are pretty badass.
First of all, being included in that category was so surreal. We were fanning out hard. It is such a huge bonus to win a Grammy this far into our career. A lot of people don’t realize that we’ve been a band for over 10 years and that’s perfectly fine by me! I’m down to be someone’s new favorite band any day. But the people who stuck by us all this time are all the validation we ever needed. That’s why I say winning is a bonus. Not to mention, the fact that it was “Ain’t It Fun” made it even sweeter.
NYCM: Paramore has played some major NYC venues over the years – Central Park, Madison Square Garden, Hammerstein Ballroom and you headlined Bamboozle years ago at the Meadowlands. Do you have a particular New York moment that stands out in your career?
We played the worst show of our whole life at CBGB’s. Apparently, Tom Petty was hanging out there but I doubt he’d remember…unless we really were that horrible. I was 16, our debut album had only just come out, and I remember feeling like I had no idea what I was doing. The only thing that mattered though was we were playing CBGB’s. It means even more to me now that it’s gone.
NYCM: “Writing The Future” is your spring tour, which is a more intimate outing at theaters including the upcoming Beacon Theatre date (also Grand Ole Opry near your hometown). Why did the band opt for thousand-seaters instead of tens-of-thousand-seaters in an arena at this point? That’s a pretty special show for fans at this stage in your career, not needing binoculars to see you.
Honestly? We just miss it. Theatre shows are like no other shows, especially if you’re the ones on stage. Maybe it’s a selfish move on our part? I dunno! I’m more excited than I’ve been in quite some time to go back out and play. What we want is to create a moment in time with our fans that represents this era of our career and of our respective lives. I think giving it the right backdrop is one of the most important factors. We couldn’t really present ourselves in that way if we were back in the sheds or the arenas we were playing throughout most of this album cycle. I don’t have to project myself quite so outwardly, the way that I do when I’m trying to reach the people who are all the way in the back of those big places. That’s a lot of fun for me and I always love being a bit showy… but it feels like the right time to do something different. A little more conversational and hangout-ish.
NYCM: One thing I think Paramore stands for is not taking yourselves too seriously – and I think this remains one of the reasons you have succeeded. People are able to relate to your band because you take risks, have fun and you’re not afraid to be different. What are some of the most rewarding risks you’ve taken up to this point in your careers?
Greatest compliment we could ever get! Thank you. The biggest risk thus far has been our self-titled album. Consequently, the biggest reward thus far has also been our self-titled album. It really is proof for me that in life, the things that are worth the most usually take the most risk. Writing a song that feels more “new jack swing” than Paramore felt incredibly risky before we did it but that’s what we were feeling and we went with it. Bam! First top 10 hit. First Grammy. And don’t even get me started on the “don’t go cryin’ to yo’ mama” sing-a-long at shows.
NYCM: Hayley – you stepped out solo to collaborate on some other killer tracks. Do you think your vocals on Zedd’s “Stay The Night” and earlier on “Airplanes” with B.o.B set the stage for Paramore to have such whopping success with your biggest pop hit to date, “Ain’t It Fun” not to mention your other recent hit “Still Into You?”
I think it definitely helped my voice become more recognizable so that when we had our own songs, we were already a little bit familiar to those listeners. Radio hits are tricky though! You could end up becoming that faceless, nameless melody that people sing along to without knowing who they’re singing with. I never wanted to be that and that’s why I think Paramore was actually an asset to those two songs I sang on. Being “the girl from Paramore” helped give me an identity where otherwise I might’ve just been a featured vocal. To be honest, it’s much sweeter to have had radio success as a band because we write our own songs. We don’t do that thing where songs get pitched to us and we mess with them until they sound like us. These songs- “Ain’t It Fun”, “Still Into You”, every last one of ‘em- are our lives. I feel so good that we never compromised a thing to get to where we are right now.
NYCM: Can you give fans a clue on what will make “Writing The Future” so special? When you performed at Central Park, there were lights (possibly some pyro) and there was a set and it was intensely energetic. Will you be doing some ballads, duets, unique covers in this more intimate setting? Can we expect some different instrumentation or arrangements on favorite songs?
That Central Park show was so fun, I remember it well. But we are an entirely different live band now than we were then. In all the best ways…I truly do believe. I think we are at our best right now and I’m hoping that the subtleties of all that don’t get lost on even the most casual fans. I think it’ll be easier to show off a bit during Writing The Future. This show will be less of the “in your face” intensity and more of a hang out and enjoy music together kind of night.
Paramore soitti Hilton Play Konsertissa New Yorkissa viime helmikuussa. Hilton HHonors julkaisi eilen kaksi uutta videota tapahtumasta.
Ensimmäisessä fanit jotka voittivat pääsyn konserttiin saivat kysellä bändiltä kysymyksiä:
Ja toisessa sosiaalisessa mediassa pidetyn kilpailun voittajat tutustuivat joihinkin bändin suosikkikohteista kaupungissa. Tällä videolla nähdään myös kuvamateriaalia keikasta ja meet & greetistä.
Hayley ja Taylor kertoivat journalisti Chuck Crisafullille ‘Ain’t It Fun’-kappaleen tekemisestä. Voit lukea alta mitä he sanoivat.
Taylor York: This song was a complete surprise. I came up with a lot of ideas that I thought sounded like what we were supposed to write — big rock guitar riffs that would have fit on our earlier records. As I played each idea for Hayley she’d say, “Yeah, that’s cool but what else do you have?” I went through everything I had until I got to the last idea — one that I wasn’t planning on showing her because I thought she’d hate it. But it was all I had left. She got excited about it and from there the song just built organically and naturally. It all came together in a sound and a style that we had never really explored. The fact that “Ain’t It Fun” came together so easily and worked so well really was the turning point for the writing process of the whole record, and it helped us fall in love with the writing and recording process at a new level. The music was something that I had felt connected to, but I didn’t think it was Paramore. It turned out that whatever we feel connected to absolutely is Paramore.
Hayley Williams: I remember walking into Taylor’s hotel room one of the first days [after] our move to L.A. to make our next album. He played that little marimba part on a loop. I thought it was so cool — I went straight back to my room to get pens and a notebook. By the time I got there I already had a melody, and by the time I got back to Taylor’s room I already had the first few lines of lyrics.
We started demoing vocal parts in Taylor’s room and when we got to the bridge we felt like we needed to hold on a root note and let the tension build with a lot of voices. Taylor and I stacked our voices about 10 different times and it sounded unbelievable — but not in a good way. We decided that we needed really good singers to come in and get it right. A couple of months later we’re recording at Sunset Sound and a local gospel choir comes in, and by the second practice run-through it was perfect. I welled up with tears because I’ve loved gospel music all my life and to hear a choir singing our parts — belting out that harmony — it just felt insane to be in a band that could have that kind of amazing moment as part of our song. All of a sudden we felt big, like we had really made it. Yes, we’ve got a gospel choir on our record. This is really happening.
Paramore voitti Grammyissä parhaan rock kappaleen palkinnon ‘Ain’t It Fun’-kappaleella. Tämä oli bändin ensimmäinen Grammy voitto. Voit katsoa alta ‘Ain’t It Funin’ musiikkivideon.