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Finally, an update from Paramore

  • It's April... Honestly, I don't believe how fast the months go by anymore. The older I get the faster time flies. The other day I was looking at my calendar from last year (which was, admittedly, a lot less full than I had hoped it would be...) and thinking of how I was dreading how slowly it might go by. I've never known what it's like to be home for more than a few weeks at a time that absolutely nothing is going on. The only thing I could think about was if we could snap our fingers and make the 4th album happen so that the next time I looked up, we'd be back on a stage somewhere and not sitting around at home. But you can't just make things like that happen. For something to be great, there has to be some kind of trial or some type of struggle that actually makes it special or valuable to you. Otherwise, anything could be easily taken for granted.

    There's no reason to lie about it, the first few months of writing were ridiculously draining and a lot more of a pain than a pleasure. It was supposed to be fun right? We made it all the way to this point to just struggle some more. So, you can probably imagine that when the flood gates burst this past January and inspiration started filling us up again, we were more than willing to let it take us wherever it wanted. We've written a lot of songs I never thought we would write. And we aren't done yet! The writing will continue even as we enter the studio... Which, of course, is what I'm writing you about right now.

    The guys and I went in to record a song for our 4th album about a week and a half ago. Except that we weren't exactly sure how it was going to go or that the end result would be something we actually wanted to use, it was all very exciting. At the end of our time in the studio, it was clear to us that this was definitely right! So without delaying any longer, we would like to announce that our 4th album's producer is Justin Meldal-Johnsen. And what the heck, we might as well tell you that the one song we recorded will be called "Daydreaming". (It's the one we "tweeted" about writing in a hotel room in LA back in Feb).

    In case you can't tell, we're working on a pretty strange schedule, by our standards. There has never been so much time and care put into a Paramore album. Usually, we are rushing to make a very strict deadline which so far has just not been right for this record. We cannot assure you it will be out this year. What we can tell you is that from now on, when we go in to create this thing, whether for a day at a time or for a month, you will be kept more informed. It is a total joy to make our fans/family a part of what we do because we couldn't do it without you anyway.

    Phew! It feels so good to get all that out there... Felt like I was going to word vomit on twitter or something if I didn't write this soon.

    The guys and I have been constantly amazed at the enthusiasm and excitement we've seen on fansites/blogs/in handwritten letters/and elsewhere. Again, we just want to say thank you for your patience and the way you've kept us hungry to make music and to play shows. This is a very incredible life to live and you have all been the best reminder of that.

    See you around the internet, surfing Tumblr and Twitter and all that mess... But not Facebook. I don't know how to use it.

    Dispatching for Paramore,
    Hayley

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on April 18, 2012 - 4:02pm

It's April... Honestly, I don't believe how fast the months go by anymore. The older I get the faster time flies. The other day I was looking at my calendar from last year (which was, admittedly, a lot less full than I had hoped it would be...) and thinking of how I was dreading how slowly it might go by. I've never known what it's like to be home for more than a few weeks at a time that absolutely nothing is going on. The only thing I could think about was if we could snap our fingers and make the 4th album happen so that the next time I looked up, we'd be back on a stage somewhere and not sitting around at home. But you can't just make things like that happen. For something to be great, there has to be some kind of trial or some type of struggle that actually makes it special or valuable to you. Otherwise, anything could be easily taken for granted.

There's no reason to lie about it, the first few months of writing were ridiculously draining and a lot more of a pain than a pleasure. It was supposed to be fun right? We made it all the way to this point to just struggle some more. So, you can probably imagine that when the flood gates burst this past January and inspiration started filling us up again, we were more than willing to let it take us wherever it wanted. We've written a lot of songs I never thought we would write. And we aren't done yet! The writing will continue even as we enter the studio... Which, of course, is what I'm writing you about right now.

The guys and I went in to record a song for our 4th album about a week and a half ago. Except that we weren't exactly sure how it was going to go or that the end result would be something we actually wanted to use, it was all very exciting. At the end of our time in the studio, it was clear to us that this was definitely right! So without delaying any longer, we would like to announce that our 4th album's producer is Justin Meldal-Johnsen. And what the heck, we might as well tell you that the one song we recorded will be called "Daydreaming". (It's the one we "tweeted" about writing in a hotel room in LA back in Feb).

In case you can't tell, we're working on a pretty strange schedule, by our standards. There has never been so much time and care put into a Paramore album. Usually, we are rushing to make a very strict deadline which so far has just not been right for this record. We cannot assure you it will be out this year. What we can tell you is that from now on, when we go in to create this thing, whether for a day at a time or for a month, you will be kept more informed. It is a total joy to make our fans/family a part of what we do because we couldn't do it without you anyway.

Phew! It feels so good to get all that out there... Felt like I was going to word vomit on twitter or something if I didn't write this soon.

The guys and I have been constantly amazed at the enthusiasm and excitement we've seen on fansites/blogs/in handwritten letters/and elsewhere. Again, we just want to say thank you for your patience and the way you've kept us hungry to make music and to play shows. This is a very incredible life to live and you have all been the best reminder of that.

See you around the internet, surfing Tumblr and Twitter and all that mess... But not Facebook. I don't know how to use it.

Dispatching for Paramore,
Hayley

Comments

zhaira's picture

Come back here in philippines! We love PARAMORE! :))
TimmyFundz'Up's picture

please read my blog http://thebloodylime.blogspot.co.uk/
DarkPrincess32's picture

HAYLEY! please come to Perth Australia :) WE LOVE YOU <3 <3
toriroper's picture

The USA really really really misses you, Paramore. Please tour again, please please. Can not WAIT for the fourth album!!
esdrasrenegade...'s picture

wow !! come to mexico!!!!!
TerrencePaolo's picture

HAYLEY!!! Philippines please? :"> Can't wait for the 4th album ♥
quartz1695's picture

please please come back to australia.i want another concert here .last one was like 3 years ago b4 zac and josh left ..please come back .you guys are amazing :P
EdgardoAr's picture

Te amo Heyley te queremos en Venezuela mucho how
iliketacosx64's picture

COME. TO. CANADA (ONTARIO). LIKE. RIGHT. NOW. PLEASE? :')
@chrstnetaps's picture

hayley please come back here in the Philippines :((
ichaaawilliams's picture

i love you guys ,,
selemorito's picture

los amo chicos :D! .. espero con ansias el 4to album :)!!! .. son lo mejor .. quisiera que regresaran a mexico por favor, eso seria genial :) .. yeahh PARAMORE!! los amooooo!! :D
jay_archerd11's picture

please come to minnesota that wopuld be awesome
kRiot's picture

Hayley please come back here in the Phillipines :(((
Dhea13's picture

i love you guys! i'll be waiting for the best. :)
paramore1fan_13's picture

I respect them so much for being true to themselves. It inspires me to be true to myself as well
Luis Arvizu Miguel's picture

Come to Mexico city....Please
Luis Arvizu Miguel's picture

I can't wait
mind_in_space's picture

Holy shit, can't believe JMJ is producing the new album. He's such a boss, fucking loved him when he played for NIN, can't wait to hear the new tracks.
katyy20's picture

omg. Im so excited!LOVE PARAMORE :)
nadetteagulto's picture

aohh. can't wait for this! :) thanks for creating another song .. i'm pretty sure that the paramore fans will be more happy and excited :)
PrinceM3's picture

Yey! Progression.. :)))) Can't wait for the next album.
akuryou_akira@yahoo.com's picture

Dear Ms. Hayley Hi! My name is Ezekiel Onrubia one of ur aivd fan in the philippines. I know ur busy ryt now or maybe dont have time for this but i really want to ask a favor from you Ms. Hayley W.. i reall want a fansign from you and i hope can you do me one becoz that is one of my dream. Maybe it's a kind of corny but i really like you and i will be happy if you notice my post and u can able to grant my wish. thank you and have a nice day. I ♥ U PARAMORE. -Oh star fall down on me,Let me make a wish upon you-
kaisercloud's picture

hi haley i got a mate who is a big fan of yours and its his 21st birthday he lives in christchurch, new zealand and has been through alot just want to know if u could posible give him a call on saturday thats the present that he would love please get back to me bout the details
Brodie Maree's picture

COME TO AUSTRALIA! <33 I love you all so much, paramore is my inspiration. I can't wait till the album is released! x
Coolki126's picture

Take you time u guys. All of the fans can wait for a few more months for you to make 'Daydreaming' AMAZING just like All We Know is Falling ,R!OT, and Brand New Eyes!
warde11's picture

hey does your tour get set up?? like do they call places in countries and ask if they are using ... a stage lets just say.?
Amira W More's picture

can't wait for Daydreaming!
DecodingJakeMiles's picture

Hayley...I completely understand. Take your time in making the album. Sure it WOULD be great to get a 4th one done but it takes great creativity to make great songs. So again, take your time. We here at paramore.net and all Paramore fans will be waiting. (first time blogger and recently a new paramore.net member)
Lilnoo's picture

I cannot wait one bit! <3 I have been checking your twitter and tumblr and finally cant wait now , made my day ;) <33

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