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Paramore Announce New Album, ‘This Is Why’

Paramore (Zac Farro, Hayley William, and Taylor York) is back with their first new song, music video, and album since 2017! They released the track and music video for This Is Why” today, along with the announcement that the new album will also be titled This Is Why. The album will be available on February 10, 2023 via Atlantic Records, AND feature 10 new songs.

Hayley Williams says, “”This Is Why” was the very last song we wrote for the album. 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.”

She continued saying, “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 video was filmed in Malibu, California last month and directed by Turnstile’s Brendan Yates. Speaking on the video and collaboration, Hayley says, “It was so rad working with Brendan. 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.”

Fans can also catch Paramore on tour (dates shown below), with a portion of their ticket sales being donated to organizations working in areas of essential community support, including ARC Southeast, Kansas Abortion Funds, Shelter Safe Canada and Support & Feed.

Pre-order the album and get merch here: https://www.paramore.net/thisiswhy

Get tickets to a show near you here: https://www.paramore.net/tour

Watch the music video for “This Is Why” below:

 

PARAMORE CONCERT DATES:

October 2, 2022 – Bakersfield, CA – Mechanics Bank Theater #

October 4, 2022 – Magna, UT – The Great SaltAir #

October 6, 2022 – Omaha, NE – Orpheum Theater Omaha #

October 8, 2022 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion #

October 9, 2022 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits

October 11, 2022 – Chesterfield, MO – The Factory #

October 14, 2022 – Bonner Springs, KS – Azura Amphitheater* &

October 16, 2022 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits^

October 20, 2022 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern ~

October 22, 2022 – Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young Festival^

October 23, 2022 – Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young Festival^

October 27, 2022 – Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco  %

October 29, 2022 – Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young Festival^

November 7, 2022 – Toronto, ON – HISTORY =

November 9, 2022 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre =

November 11, 2022 – Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J Brady Music Center =

November 13, 2022 – New York City, NY – Beacon Theatre =

November 15, 2022 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle =

November 16, 2022 – St. Augustine, FL – The St. Augustine Amphitheatre =

November 19, 2022 – Mexico City, MX – Corona Capital Festival^

Opener Symbol Guide:

* Not a Live Nation Date | ^ Festival Date. Ticketmaster Verified Fan Presale Not Applicable | # with Claud | = with Ogi | & with Japanese Breakfast and Young the Giant | ~ with Faux Real | % with Elke

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