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Paramore & David Byrne Team Up For Special Music Release

Paramore have some exciting news. David Byrne, who was the lead singer of the famous band Talking Heads, has made his own version of Paramore’s song Hard Times from 2017 record After Laughter. This cool collaboration is part of a special music release for Record Store Day on April 20th.

For this special day, Paramore are going to release a special record that has two songs on it. One side will have David Byrne’s cover of Hard Times, and the other side will have Paramore‘s version of a Talking Heads song called Burning Down The House., which they released a few weeks ago‘ This cover by Paramore is from an album that celebrates 40 years since the concert movie Stop Making Sense by Talking Heads.

Also, Paramore has been chosen as the Record Store Day Ambassadors for 2024. They’re really excited about it and said, “We are humbled to be your Ambassadors for Record Store Day 2024. The timing feels kismet. The discovery of music was always meant to be romantic. Indie record shops are some of the only spaces we’ve got that offer a tangible, tactile experience of music discovery.”

Last week, the band also released a music video for their song Thick Skull, a standout track from their 2023 album titled This Is Why. If you missed it, you can check it out below:

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Paramore Release New Music Video For ‘Thick Skull’ From ‘This Is Why’

Paramore have just released a music video for their song Thick Skull, a standout track from their 2023 album titled This Is Why. The music video is directed by none other than Brendan Yates, the lead vocalist of the band Turnstile, adding a unique touch to the visual experience.

The Thick Skull video is intriguing as it seems to continue the narrative from the music video of the album’s title track, This Is Why. Viewers will find Paramore’s lead singer, Hayley Williams, in a familiar yet compelling scene, adorned with smeared lipstick as she delivers a powerful performance of the song. The video also includes dramatic scenes of her in a crashed van, adding depth and a storyline that fans are sure to analyze and discuss.

2023 has been a remarkable year for Paramore, marking significant achievements for the band. Now independent, Paramore have seen tremendous success, including winning two Grammy awards, a prestigious recognition in the music industry. Their influence and contributions to music were further acknowledged as they were named Record Store Day Ambassadors, an honor that celebrates their impact and connection with the vinyl record community.

Additionally, Paramore have delighted fans with their musical versatility by releasing a cover of the Talking Heads‘ hit Burning Down The House.

Check out the music video for Thick Skull below and let us know what you think!

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Paramore Release Talking Heads Cover For ‘Stop Making Sense’ Tribute Album

Paramore have released their version of Talking Heads‘ hit Burning Down the House.

The cover is part of a tribute album for Talking Heads’ 1984’s record Stop Making Sense, a project by A24, feautring 16 artists covering tracks from the iconic 184 live album.

Paramore teased their involvement in a trailer, directed by AJ Gibboney and Zac Farro, showing frontwoman Hayley Williams receiving the famous big suit from David Byrne.

Check out the cover below and let us know what you think of it!

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Paramore Talk About Joining Taylor Swift For Her Stadium Tour

As Paramore wrap up a stellar 2023, anticipation brews for their monumental 2024. The trio is set to support Taylor Swift in a series of stadium concerts.

In a recent interview with Uproxx, Hayley Williams reflects on their parallel journeys, praising Swift‘s enduring success:

“I mean, we know how rare it is to last this long in the music industry. It’s amazing what she’s traversed through and not only managed to last, but continue to get better as an artist, get bigger in her appeal.

We’ve been in this for as long and we’ve really survived a lot, whether that is self-inflicted shit or just the industry at large and the world at large.

But to be able to play with an artist like her for me represents how long we’ve been at this, and how much shit we’ve seen. Now, it’s time to have a fun summer.”

Looking ahead, the band, having fulfilled label obligations, expresses optimism about the future. Drummer Zac Farro adds, “I just hope we can keep building the Paramore empire and then rule the world.”

Are you excited to see what they have up their sleeve for 2024? Let us know!

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Paramore Unveil Star-Studded Collaborators For ‘Re: This Is Why’ Album

Get ready for a musical treat as Paramore prepare to drop their highly anticipated Re: This Is Why album this Friday, October 6th. Described by the band as “almost a remix album,” it features reimagined versions of tracks from their latest album, This Is Why, with contributions from a lineup of talented artists.

The collaborative magic on this album includes reworked songs by Foals, The Linda Lindas, Panda Bear, Zane Lowe, Wet Leg, DOMi & JD BECK, Remi Wolf, Bartees Strange, Romy, Claud, Julien Baker, and a special demo titled Sanity from the original This Is Why sessions.

The band expressed their excitement about the project, stating, “We’ve long wanted to recognize the connection we have with some of the artists who’ve influenced us as a band and/or who have cited our band as an influence. Re: This Is Why is almost a remix album. Some of the songs have been remixed sort of classically, while others were reworked or rewritten. It’s incredible to hear all our worlds colliding.”

With such a diverse array of collaborators, Re: This Is Why promises to be a thrilling and unique listening experience for fans old and new alike. Stay tuned for the release of this exciting musical journey!

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Paramore To Release Deluxe Album Of ‘This Is Why’ With A Unique Twist

After teasing and sharing snippets on the band’s Discord server, the cat is finally out of the bag and the announcement has been made. Paramore are releasing a deluxe edition of their most recent album This Is Why, with the title Re: This Is Why.

This deluxe album might not be your regular deluxe album though, as the band have shared they consider this re-release to be an ‘almost remix album’ of the original work. On socials, Paramore share the following surrounding the content of the upcoming release:

“We’ve long wanted to recognize the connection we have with some of the artists who’ve influenced us as a band and/or who have cited our band as an influence. Re: This Is Why is almost a remix album. Some of the songs have been remixed sort of classically, while others were reworked or rewritten. It’s incredible to hear all our worlds colliding. Out 10/6.”

Are you excited to see and hear what the band has come up with? As stated in Paramore’s tweet, you’re in luck, as the release is already yours later this week, on Friday to be exact.

Check out the artwork in the post below and get psyched for the second coming of Paramore’s popular album This Is Why.