News Paramore’s new music is inspired by Bloc Party

Hayley Williams revealed the inspiration in the latest episode of BBC Sounds’ Everything Is Emo.

With long-awaited new material seemingly on the horizon, Hayley Williams revealed during the latest episode of Everything is Emo on BBC Sounds that Bloc Party have inspired Paramore’s new music.

Speaking about the influence, Hayley said, “We started working on writing new material as a band over the last year and a half and I just want to say it, like I don’t even feel like it really gives away very much. Bloc Party, from day one, talking about making music again, you know the three of us – Zac, Taylor and I – for Paramore, Bloc Party was the number one reference because there was such an urgency to their sound that was different to the fast punk or the pop punk or the like, loud wall of sound emo bands that were happening in the early 2000s. They had their own thing and it was so unique and so dynamic, and it really stuck with us. And I’m really really thankful for this band, I’m so thankful that they’re back, they’re playing shows they’re putting out great songs, and it just makes me feel even more excited to get back out into the world, and maybe cross paths with the band that has been a huge part of our story from day one.”

Check out the full episode here.

Everything Is Emo with Hayley Williams is available on Back To Back Sounds: Amplified, only on BBC Sounds


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