Listen Paramore announce new album ‘This Is Why’

Their follow-up to 2017’s ‘After Laughter’ will be released in early 2023.

Paramore have returned with new of their brand new album ‘This Is Why’.

The trio have confirmed plans to follow up 2017’s ‘After Laughter’ in early 2023, with their sixth album set for release on 10th February via Atlantic Records. Recorded in Los Angeles with their collaborator Carlos de la Garza, it’ll be ten tracks in length,

After weeks of teasing across their social media channels, the band have also shared a first taste of their new record, in the form of its title track.

“’This Is Why’ was the very last song we wrote for the album,” the band’s Hayley Williams has said, in a press release. “To be honest, I was so tired of writing lyrics but Taylor convinced Zac and I both that we should work on this last idea. What came out of it was the title track for the whole album. It summarizes the plethora of ridiculous emotions, the rollercoaster of being alive in 2022, having survived even just the last 3 or 4 years. You’d think after a global pandemic of fucking biblical proportions and the impending doom of a dying planet, that humans would have found it deep within themselves to be kinder or more empathetic or something.”

The band have also shared an accompanying video, as directed by Brendan Yates of Turnstile. “It was so rad working with Brendan,” Williams says. “I’ve known the Turnstile guys for a little while and was so psyched to have our worlds collide in this way. There’s a cool kinship between the way our bands do things… Hopefully we will get to play shows with them at some point.”

Watch the video for ‘This Is Why’ and remind yourself of their upcoming live plans - which includes three headline slots at Las Vegas fest When We Were Young - below.

02 - Bakersfield, CA - Mechanics Bank Theater #
04 - Magna, UT - The Great SaltAir #
06 - Omaha, NE - Orpheum Theater Omaha #
08 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Criterion #
09 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits
11 - Chesterfield, MO - The Factory #
14 - Bonner Springs, KS - Azura Amphitheater &
16 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits^
20 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern ~
22 - Las Vegas, NV - When We Were Young Festival^
23 - Las Vegas, NV - When We Were Young Festival^
27 - Los Angeles, CA - The Belasco %
29 - Las Vegas, NV - When We Were Young Festival^

07 - Toronto, ON - HISTORY =
09 - Chicago, IL - The Chicago Theatre =
11 - Cincinnati, OH - The Andrew J Brady Music Center =
13 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre = (NEW DATE)
15 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle =
16 - St. Augustine, FL - The St. Augustine Amphitheatre =
19 - Mexico City, MX - Corona Capital Festival^

^Festival Date
# with Claud
= with Ogi
& with Young the Giant, Japanese Breakfast and Claud
~ with Faux Real
% with Elke

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