Monday, April 22

Paramore- "Paramore"

Track List:
  1. Fast In My Car
  2. Now
  3. Grow Up
  4. Daydreaming
  5. Interlude: Moving On
  6. Ain't It Fun
  7. Part II
  8. Last Hope
  9. Still Into You
  10. Anklebiters
  11. Interlude: Holiday
  12. Proof
  13. Hate To See Your Heartbreak
  14. (One Of Those) Crazy Girls
  15. Interlude: I'm Not Angry Anymore
  16. Be Alone
  17. Future

Finally, Paramore has released their self titled album on April 9th of this year. They are still signed to Fueled By Ramen and have been since 2004. Ever since their release of "Brand New Eyes" in 2010, it's been a long ride for band member, Hayley Williams and her former band mates Josh and Zach Farro. Sadly, these guys are no longer a part of Paramore. But that story is for another article!
Paramore's new self titled album is a nice change for them. I think they needed it. Nothing says starting fresh like having 17 tracks! Starting off with the first track, "Fast In My Car". It's got a very bouncy start and the chorus is when you can hear the old Paramore. Then "Now" and "Grow Up" has different angles, new vibes to the songs. Like they're not playing around.
The album gives you a break from all the alternative-rock-ness and soothes your ears to Hayley's voice and a soft ukulele. The songs are titled "Interlude: Moving On", "Interlude: Holiday", and "Interlude: I'm Not Angry Anymore". They are only a minute and 30 seconds long but you can tell Hayley has matured and she explains she's over all the drama. Good for you Hayley!
I have noticed that this album they are playing around with different styles of music, from tracks like, "Still Into You", to "Last Hope", to "Ankle biters", to "Hate To See Your Heart Break". Hayley sounds really happy in each song and you can tell she's having fun with it. "Be Alone" brings me back to the old Paramore, minus the backing vocals.
I would love to tell you that I have a favorite track, but I'm not quite there yet. But what definitely stick out to me is all the Interlude songs. Something about the ukulele gets me...Honestly, if you're a Paramore fan, you will stay a Paramore fan with this album. I really loved it. From the drums all the way to the vocals.  The beat, rhythm, melody, it's all there. If you think that they have completely changed, I disagree. This album is telling their fans that they are still here and a little drama isn't going to break up the mighty Paramore. This is a grown up Paramore.

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