Paramore’s Hayley Williams have taken to Twitter recently to confirm the band’s stance with the LGBTQ+ community as well as stating that “there’s a reason” for the band’s past line-up changes.
In the tweets, Williams assures fans that Paramore “do not condone religiously/politically dogmatic beliefs” after saying that “there’s a reason there are only 3 people left in paramore, surprise, haters, it ain’t cause of me.”
Though Williams tweets don’t specifically mention any previous members of Paramore directly, it is assumed that they are in response and reference to ex-guitarist / vocalist Josh Farro who allegedly posted a comment on social media recently where he stated that homosexuality is “a perversion”.
Both Josh and Zac farro left Paramore in December 2010, shortly after the touring cycle for their third record, ‘Brand New Eyes’ finished.
Zac Farro returned to the band in 2017 as their drummer and does feature on the bands latest record, ‘After Laughter’.
Paramore have released their new single from ‘After Laughter’, titled ‘Told You So’. Their new album is set to be released in just over a week (May 12th) via Fueled By Ramen.
Here’s the video.
Still reeling off the newest Paramore single ‘Hard Times’, Paramore are set to unveil a new track titled ‘Told You So’ on Beat 1’s Hottest Record at 5.30pm (UK), 12.30PM (EST).
Hard Times was released last month. For those who haven’t seen the video yet, check it out below.
It’s finally arrived.
Paramore have finally debuted new music!
Their new track is called ‘Hard Times’ and it’s from their upcoming album ‘After Laughter’, which will be released May 12th via Fueled By Ramen.
Check out Hard Times below.
This is their first music the band has released since their Deluxe version of ‘Paramore’ back in November 2014.
Zac Farro, the band’s original drummer is back as a permanent member, after his departure back in 2010.
They’ve also announced a UK tour for June!
Here are the dates!
15 – DUBLIN Olympia
16 – BELFAST Waterfront
18 – MANCHESTER Apollo
19 – LONDON Royal Albert Hall
21 – BRISTOL Colston Hall
22 – EDINBURGH Usher Hall
And if that’s not enough, here’s the tracklisting for ‘After Laughter’.
01. Hard Times
02. Rose-Colored Boy
03. Told You So
05. Fake Happy
09. Caught In The Middle
10. Idle Worship
11. No Friend
12. Tell Me How
AAAAAND here’s the album artwork.