Paramore’s ‘Misery Business’ may have become one of the band’s most recognisable tracks since its release over ten years ago, but it seems like the song might be making an exit from the band’s live set - at least for a while.
Mid-way through a performance in the band’s hometown of Nashville over the weekend, singer Hayley Williams took a moment to reflect on the track, suggesting the band won’t be playing it live in the near future.
“Tonight we’re playing this song for the last time for a really long time,” she told fans. “This is a choice we made because we feel like we should.We feel like it’s time to move away from it for a little while.”
Hayley has previously distanced herself from the track - which includes the lyric “Once a whore, you’re nothing more / I’m sorry that’ll never change.” - writing in a Tumblr post back in 2015 that it’s “not a set of lyrics that I relate to as a 26 year old woman.”
She added that: “I haven’t related to it in a very long time. Those words were written when i was 17… admittedly, from a very narrow-minded perspective. It wasn’t really meant to be this big philosophical statement about anything. It was quite literally a page in my diary about a singular moment I experienced as a high schooler…”
You can see fan footage of Hayley making the announcement below.
Paramore’s most recent album ‘After Laughter’ - which we awarded a huge five stars in our review - came out last year.