By Chelsea Din
Alternative rock band Paramore released their new single “This is Why” five years after their last album, After Laughter.
After weeks of teasing their fans through snippets of videos, photos, and dates on social media, the trio released the first music video of their sixth and new album, which will be out on February 10, 2023.
“‘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 (York) convinced Zac (Farro) and I both that we should work on this last idea. What came out of it was the title track for the whole album,” band vocalist Hayley Williams said in a press release.
Turnstile’s Brendan Yates directed the almost four-minute music video shot in Malibu, California. It stars the band members Williams, York, and Farro.
For their new album, the band worked with the producer Carlos de la Garza, which whom they also collaborated on their last album, After Laughter.
“For so many reasons I don’t even have words for, I think we are about to experience our happiest, most fulfilling moments as Paramore,” Williams posted on their band’s discord channel.
Paramore will start their concert tour in October and headline the three-day When We Were Young festival alongside My Chemical Romance at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on October 22, 23, and 29.
“Whether it’s just about showing ourselves and each other that music is still a good place to be. A show can still be a gathering and not simply a crowd. That’s what I’m looking forward to the most,” Williams said.
Paramore has been around since 2004 and was known for their hit singles “Misery Business,” “Decode” from the movie Twilight, and Grammy-winning song “Ain’t it Fun.”