I am so thankful for this band! I fell in love with Paramore when I was a diver during my high school years. They became my go-to band when I wanted to listen to something that had all the feels, when I needed to get pumped up and when I just needed a straight up jam-sesh.
Over the past few years or so, I found my obsession with the band begin to wane as I was slightly disspointed with their newer songs.
If you follow Paramore, then you know that their sound has morphed from pop-punk to bouncy pop–not at all the adrenaline inducing, head-banging, blood boiling sound that I was proudly accustomed to.
In 2017, Paramore released their fifth studio album After Laughter. Talk about a total change in sound
You think back to their older songs like I Caught Myself, Decode and Misery Business, and you wouldn’t even think that After Laughter is from the same band.
Almost every song on the album has an upbeat yet experiemental pop sound, and I’ll admit, at first I was not taken with it.
Then I attended Boston Calling this past summer. Why did I go? Why, to see Paramore, of course!
And my obsession with this Godsend of a band was renewed, and I couldn’t be happier about it.
The more I listen to After Laughter, the more I love it. The experiemental pop sound is intriguin (in a Talking Heads kind of way), and you would be a fool to not admire the album, if only because of the angelic vocal talents of Hayley Williams.
So, without further ado, here are some of my favorites from Paramore’s latest album, After Laughter: