25 Mar 2013

perspective [LJ-pÀivitys]

Hayley kirjoitti Paramoren viralliseen LiveJournal-blogiin uuden postauksen, jossa hÀn jakaa muun muassa Daydreaming-kappaleen lyriikat! AlkuperÀisen blogimerkinnÀn pÀÀset lukemaan tÀÀltÀ.


This will be the last of the lyric posts until the album comes! There’s going to be a lot of exciting stuff happening this week so I promise that the time will fly by! Thanks for coming here to read the tiniest preview of some of the songs off our album. The guys and I are all but bursting at the seams with pride and excitement for this record to come out. Thank God.

It’s hard to believe that almost a year ago, exactly, we moved out to LA to finish writing/start recording our Self Titled album. The few months before that were a weird time for me, personally. I was battling the present and just constantly trying to figure out how to get to whatever was going to be next. It’s funny how life goes cause then you start to look back at a time that felt really difficult and realize it was one of the most beautiful times in your whole life. The last two years were strange and hard and I learned a lot… but it was easily one of the most amazing, most peaceful times of my life. When I talk to people about it, I refer to last Spring/Summer as a “golden moment” that sparked so much growth and necessary healing. Funny I didn’t recognize how perfect it actually was when I was living it. We all need a little perspective sometimes. To stand back and really get what we’re right in the middle of.

Last January, I sat up in bed one morning and sang out the chorus to a song that, for pretty obvious reasons, we called “Daydreaming”. I’ve never been the kind of writer to do that. There are like a billion episodes of Behind The Music where the artist talks about writing a song in their sleep… waking up and putting it down on paper before they go back to bed… or some of them just get right up and get to work finishing it. That’s just never been me, though I always wished it was. This particular morning, however, I woke up and from somewhere deep in my head or heart or wherever songs come from… it just came out like word vomit. Later that day I went to Taylor’s and showed him. Eventually the song kind of finished itself.

Looking back on the months before we moved to California, I was having the worst time just getting through my daily life. I didn’t want to see anyone I knew in Nashville. I felt lonely and sad and a little hurt. For whatever reason I just felt like there was more out there for me but it wasn’t wherever I was. Not “more” as in success, or any type of worldly gain… but I just felt like my heart should be happier. I was constantly dreaming up a brighter life in my head. Trying to figure out what to do to get there. When we moved to LA, even the physical act of getting away wasn’t really helping. At that point, I felt completely lost. If I was this far away from my problems and I still felt alone and down… then where could I go to feel any less alone? It took a few weeks. It took getting up every morning and just deciding I was right where I needed to be. It took singing “Daydreaming” out loud in front of a mic in the studio and turning it into a reality. Now I look back at that season of my life with such a deep nostalgia. Growing pains sometimes hurt like heartache. In the moments that you feel change happening and you feel your heart, mind, body and soul resisting it with all your might, try not resisting for only a moment. Go with it, even! It’s like that quote I’ve always loved by Anias Nin… “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom”. Don’t miss a chance to move forward. Daydream a little. Don’t be scared to embrace the way that it hurts just to grow. You’ll look back and your heart will thank you for not standing still when what you needed the most was to move forward.

“Living in a city of sleepless people
Who all know the limits and won’t go too far outside the lines
Cause they’re’ out of their minds.
I wanna get out and build my own home
On a street where reality is not much different from dreams I’ve had
A dream is all I have…

Daydreaming all the time
Daydreaming into the night
And I’m alright

Creep past the hours like the shorter hand on the clock
hanging on a wall of a schoolhouse somewhere
We wait for the bell
And we dream of somewhere else

Daydreaming all the time
Daydreaming into the night
And I’m alright

Not that I won’t remember where I’m from
Just don’t wanna be here no more
It’s not enough
(We’re only half alive)
I’m gonna go
(We’re only half alive)
Where the rest of the dreamers go

Where the dreamers go

Daydreaming all the time
Daydreaming into the night
And I’m alright

Daydreaming all the time
We used to be half alive
Now I’m alright”

Surprise! There’s the whole song’s worth…


14 Mar 2013

Uusia lyriikoita

Hayley jakoi bĂ€ndin LiveJournalissa “Still Into You”-kappaleen kertosĂ€keen lyriikat. Voit lukea alkuperĂ€isen postauksen tÀÀllĂ€.

It’s good to be in love.

“I should be over all the butterflies but I’m into you
And baby even on our worst nights… I’m into you
Let ’em wonder how we got this far
cause I don’t really need to wonder at all
Yeah, after all this time…
I’m still into you.”

26 Feb 2013

Uusi blogipÀivitys!

Hayley pĂ€ivitti bĂ€ndin virallista LiveJournal-blogia. PĂ€ivityksessĂ€ paljastetaan pĂ€tkĂ€ uudella albumilla julkaistavan “Part ll”-kappaleen lyriikoita! Voit lukea koko blogipĂ€ivityksen alapuolelta tai alkuperĂ€isenĂ€ tÀÀltĂ€!

Why did I not pack my computer for this trip?

I’m on an iPad mini. It’s ridiculously difficult to type on this thing so you’ll have to forgive me if this ends up being short or I misspell everything… I just wanted to share a lyric from a new song called “Part ll” with you guys since we’ve played it for a few people here in Sydney and the word is out! For years now, “Let The Flames Begin” has been a favorite of ours to play live, as well as being a favorite of most people who come out to our shows…. We wanted it to have a sequel. “Part ll” is it!

We played 5 songs for people tonight and although I’m not gonna share lyrics from all 5 just yet, I am gonna post a few lines like I said tonight. Aaand I’ll post some lines from a couple others over the next week while we’re still out here down under.

I chose to share these chorus lyrics first because there are a couple similar themes to “Now” throughout this one… I feel like we are still in the first chapter of a whole new story. And while a lot of this story involves redemption and having fought what seemed like an endless fight (within ourselves), it will only make coming out alive on the other end that much sweeter. There is so much brightness and joy to come from other songs on the rest of the album. I like the contrast that the shadows cast. It was all our dark moments, ones that inspired songs like “Part ll” and “Now”, which actually made us more appreciative of the ease and happiness in our new found hope. So take heart if you’re seemingly stuck under a rain cloud… You won’t always have to fight so hard to stay dry. Relish this moment too… You might find some strength in that surrender. Or you might just do what we did and write a song.

(Tonight meant so much to us. Finally sharing some of this album with anybody outside the media was such a treat and quite honestly a huge relief! Thanks to those who won tickets for being so cool and for genuinely being excited about a fully renewed Paramore.)


“Dancing all alone
To the sound of an enemy’s song
I’ll be lost until you find me…
Fighting on my own
In a war that’s already been won
I’ll be lost until you come and find me here, oh glory.”

02 Feb 2013

Paramore ranskalaisessa My Rock – lehdessĂ€

Paramore teki joulukuussa haastattelun ranskalaisen My Rock -lehden kanssa. Haastattelu löytyy lehden tĂ€mĂ€n kuun numerosta. SiinĂ€ puhutaan lĂ€hinnĂ€ bĂ€ndin uudesta albumista sekĂ€ tarkemmin kappaleista “Now,” “Last Hope,” “Still Into You” ja “Ain’t It Fun”, lisĂ€ksi paljastattiin pieni pĂ€tkĂ€ “Last Hope” – kappaleen lyriikoista: “It’s just a spark but it’s enough to keep me going.”

Haastattelussa nÀhdÀÀn jo aiemmin julkaistuja kuvia kuvaussessiosta jonka bÀndi teki Pariisissa viime vuonna. Alla skannaukset lehdestÀ, niistÀ kiitos @FansFrParamore. Haastattelusta on tulossa hieman myöhemmin englanninkielinen kÀÀnnös.

KÀÀnnös löytyy nyt alta, siitÀkin kiitokset @FansFrParamore!





PARAMORE: Sparks in the eyes. – French Interview by @MYROCKMAG

Paramore opens a new chapter in its history with a fourth album, self-titled announced for April 9. We met from now on the trio mid-December in Paris for an exclusive interview.
By Jack Vincennes – Photos Manon Violence

It had been a long time since we hadn’t seen you in France!
Happy to be back in Paris?
Hayley Williams: Oh yes! I wish we could spend a little more time to enjoy the city, but I’m especially glad to be back with the band, we can continue where we were stopped with.
Taylor York: Paris is one of my favorite places in the world so you can be sure that next time I would try to spend a good time!
H.W: I want so much to go to a bakery there immediately. I would kill for a small pastry laughs). But hey, we got a good room service so we will not complain (laughs).

More than pastries, you’re here to talk about music 

T.Y: Yes .. I still find it hard to realize that we are back. It’s been so long
 I mean, we knew we would continue to make music together, whatever happens, but I didn’t think we would be today in front of you trying to defend an album of which we’re so proud, that we would be found faith so quickly. We are happy to start again on a good foundation.
H.W: Sure. It has obviously been a difficult period. We were worried that everything stops. It’s like everything, you wake up sometimes saying everything will be fine, and other days you just want to drop everything. We had a moment so unstable, during which we weren’t able to say clearly what we wanted .. We looked, and we all came to the same conclusion: we all wanted to be in Paramore, keep doing this work. After all what happened, we all had something to out in music. It is from there that we rewrote music and saw the end of the tunnel. And now that the album is finished, we ask ourselves how we did it to doubt even one moment. This is the record that we had to do, that we’ve always dreamed of.

The Paramore fans were also very understanding. This is important, or is it something that we don’t really pay attention when you are in a difficult situation?
Jeremy Davis: Oh, yes, it is so important. Our fans have brought us so far, we owe them everything. Sometimes it is dangerous to disappear for too long. We were worried that they can forget us (laughs). This is something really scary. But they were great, they have always supported us. We tried to be as present as possible on the Net to communicate with them but it still took a long time to be really back. We feel them as excited as we are, it’s amazing.

Rare have been rock bands of the younger generation to touch as many minds, it certainly explains the loyalty of the public 

H.W: Wow, this is very gratifying to hear this kind of comment, thank you
 I think since our debuts, we live a bit in a dream. We always wanted be an important band for at least one person, a formation that has an impact on people. When Josh and Zac left the band, we had to stop the machine, take a step back, and it hurt us. We were at full speed, everything went well, the audience loved our music and our concerts, and overnight, we found ourselves doubting for our future. It was so hard to take because we knew we had touched many people, we had real fans. They were part of our lives and we were part of them. We are all the more happy to return with an album which there is many songs, to give them a long record to thank them for their patience and maybe touch them again a little more. I hope in any case that this album will show people that we had a lot to give, but we weren’t yet realized it.

Artistically, what have you been able to take from this very difficult time.
H.W: I don’t know about you guys, but for me, the fear of losing everything inspired me a lot, either in my words or in my general state of mind. I think I’d be really lost if I hadn’t Taylor and Jeremy at my side, and if I didn’t have this music. And the support of fans we also pushed to give the best, despite all the rumors or unpleasant stuffs we have read on the Net. Believe me, we had survived so much .. and they have always been there for us. Not just wearing a Paramore T-shirt at school, but defending ourselves heart and soul. All this gave us the motivation to compose a good album.

Not to mention fresh start, we still feel that you have redefined the band, its identity and ambitions

H.W: Yes, sure. It was the time to ask the right questions. I thought about it the other day, I wondered what could get us this far and question ourselves for good, if not this kind of unfortunate events and strong measures that implies. I now think that without this, we might have known overconfidence that would have conducted us to the end of the band altogether. To stay alive, we had to be renewed. It was both necessary and also a good excuse to change (laughs). And anyway, since we are now three, our fans waiting inevitably something different. And this is normal, because we don’t proceed as before. Taylor is now the only guitarist, and he has his own style, his own personality, that people haven’t necessarily able to capture on our previous records. Jeremy is more involved than ever in writing. All these details are important because each is expressed completely.
JD: Yes, even on the heavier and more arranged songs, you can hear each touch.
HW: You could never realize that if we weren’t just the three of us.
JD: We also took so long to get our sound we now know what suits us best. We just discovered ourselves by making this record. I hope it will bring us even further.

How the new chemistry has been built between you?
JD: We didn’t think about this, we just acts (laughs).
TY: Obviously, when you talk about a fresh start like this, there are reassessments. But there are some things that can’t be explained, which come naturally during the process. We are always changing in fact, there are still some adjustments to made, pieces that haven’t yet found their place in the puzzle. It’s funny, because we both feel very well, and still a little lost sometimes (laughs). In any case, we felt a real freedom in the process of this new record. Personally, this is the first time I feel like a true artist.  We left more space to experiment.

It can also be exciting for an artist to feel a bit of insecurity

HW: Completely, sometimes we even had this impression that we really start it again. As if each had just joined the band and trying to find his place. Get back into that state of mind was I think the main driver of this record.
TY: It’s impossible to draw a line under the past, forget the band that we were before, but at the same time we tried to turn a page, and we realized that what we are about to offer people, we had it in us since the beginning.

Before you start writing your new album, you released the EP “The Singles Club”, which was ultimately a good summary of your past discography. A way to close the chapter once and for all?
T.Y: That is very true. We wanted to get these few songs in first to show to the fans that we were always there and motivated to continue,  but we held to out songs very different from each other because our new album is very diverse. It was indeed a good way to move on.
Review :
Even if  “Paramore” out in two months, we had the chance to listen to four songs.
– “NOW”: Fast and catchy, with a very rock chorus, this first song leave a mark with its big production and its guitars highlighted. It’s from this song that this lyric is from ‘If there’s a future, we want it now’, and that we can read on the official facebook page of Paramore.
– “LAST HOPE” : In the tradition of pop-rock, we retain from this second song, the verses on which the crystalline voice of Hayley blends perfectly with its clear guitars and keyboards, the bass round and pop of Jeremy, and the chorus crunch both powerful and accessible. ‘It’s just a spark but it’s enough to keep me going,’ that Hayley launches in a moment of hope.
– “I’M STILL INTO YOU” : Much more pop, this third title has two gimmicks guitar that we can’t get out of our head. The sound is rock, the chorus is dancing.
Efficacy pure and die-hard.
– “AIN’ IT FUN”: Left a mark by its very pop riff introduction, this last song that we have been given to understand is not unreminiscent of Fun., colleague of label and great friends of Paramore. Heavy and ambitious, this song, also has a gospel choir, is undoubtedly the one that has most surprised us.

04 Jan 2013

Hayley lisĂ€si uuden kuvan josta löytyy “Now” singlen lyriikoita

Hayley lisĂ€si Instagrammiinsa uuden kuvan kengistĂ€ jotka hĂ€n teki Vans Custom Culturelle. KengissĂ€ nĂ€hdÀÀn Paramoren uuden “Now” singlen lyriikoita.


Here are the “Now” themed Vans I did for #VansCustomCulture!!! All done with hair dye and sharpies, my two favorite mediums of self-expression ;) thanks to @amandaxrae @vansgirls for making me a part of this! You can be a part of it too, check out: