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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

Macarena Ailen's picture

Paramore makes me so damn happy.. I’m so excited right now!!! (I have a big smile on my face) It never ends.
LCLovesParamore's picture

Awesome! Cant wait to hear Daydreaming! :)
juliettemeatsix's picture

can;t wait. love you guys so much!
cantlivewithoutparamore's picture

oh guys im so excited!!!
paramoreloveeex's picture

OMG! no matter how long it takes, i'm sure the new album will be AMAZING !! & Can't wait to hear Daydreaming !! :)
liberifatale's picture

wow a new album can't wait to hear it....,first of all thanks for the great songs that you've made and the dedication to keeping in touch with your fans out there, and oh yea hopefully you'll be visiting us here back again in the philippines someday soon. more power you and the whole of paramore
McParanoid Shadow's picture

perhaps a tour as far as Hungary at least would work for me, but you need to know that there are hundreds of fans here in Romania <3 KUDOS for this incredible post :)
Jadewhisper's picture

I love you Hayley Williams, Your so awesome! I cant wait for the new songs, keep going you can do anything.Also your the inspiration behind my hair cut that i will be getting again.Thanks for being inspiration to us all.
Hayley&#039;s TWINNY3's picture

DAYDREAMING?!?!? EPIC!!! <3 LOVE ya guys to the very end!
WeArePamore's picture

Cannot wait to hear your new songs :) so excited!!! I love you paramore. you are just sooo amazingly great and ore inspiring
miska12's picture

And don't forget to visit Finland and Greece when the album is done!!! Can't wait to hear your new songs <3
SACerz's picture

Im so excited! such a nice blog Hayley! love you and excited for the new album!
qaj's picture

Awesome. I'm SUPER EXCITED to see how this will turn out and I can't wait to listen to the new album whenever it comes out. Lots of love from Detroit, Michigan =D
ali-we-know's picture

Ahh I'm so excited! Good luck with recording and I hope you have loads of fun!
kardi18's picture

I will keep waiting for the 4th. album with patience, and want to hear the new songs ... You are amazing! And also I hope to visit Mexico. Hugs!
Mystupidfeetkeepmoving's picture

@pegk You can express your feelings for the Farros being gone almost anywhere you want. Just not on a blog announcing news about their new album, where they are trying to let all of that Farro stuff go, not mentioning them at all, and are trying to look into the future with this new album. The Farros left a year and a half ago, they shouldn't even be mentioned anymore on Paramore.net. If you want to hear them so bad, go check out the teaser for Half Noise's (zac's band) EP coming out in less than 2 months.
CharlotteLa's picture

Thank you so much for the update!:) I can't believe so many people here are upset because the album might not come out until next year, and that it will "never be the same without Zac and Josh". The most important thing is that it will be a good album (and I'm sure it will be:)), and that you will have fun making it! So don't stress out about it, just take your time. We need to be patient here guys!:) Love from Norway <3
VanessaGuitarist's picture

So glad to here this update, thx for releasing one of the names of the songs. I agree that this album shouldn't be rushed ILOVEYOUPARAMORE<3. Just so anxious to hear this album and really want to go one of your concerts!!!
jordanosaurr's picture

@gomezhyatt: If you seriously think that no Josh and no Zac means no good songs... Then why are you subscribed to the fansite anymore? Get out, bro. Accept them without Josh and Zac.. Or go find Josh and Zac's fan site and go subscribe there instead. Lol
LovesickMelody_3's picture

@gomezhyatt: Okay. It's been one and a half year since Zac and Josh left and I've read a lot of comments like yours. But at this time i think if you're not able to like Paramore without Josh and Zac, you should just stop comlaining about it. Just saying. I love their new songs, and Daydreaming sounds awesome! Can't wait for it <3
Paramoreandmore's picture

The real paramore fans wont care how long it takes! we still love paramore and forever will!! please come to Ireland!! -xo
Mini Pant's picture

DAYDREAMING Aahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh........ plz come soon:)!
gomezhyatt's picture

There producer Rob Cavallo dumped them, said songs sounded like CRAP. He even begged them to get Josh back as did their label Atlantic. I wrote about it 2 months ago. http://bit.ly/yk183W
gomezhyatt's picture

No Josh no good songs. Simple as that.!
pattomore's picture

LOVED THE MEAN GIRLS REFERENCE! ♥ CAN'T WAIT FOR THE 4TH ALBUM! WE KNOW IT WOULD BE TOTALLY WORTH IT THE WAIT! :)
ParamoreRiot-15's picture

It's great to hear from you guys again! Looking forward to hearing your new album! (:
capri8383's picture

so much love to you all!
Carolinne's picture

<3
marneypes's picture

STILL!! Paramore!
andream's picture

I LOVE YOU PARAMORE!!!!!! The real fans know you're busy and can wait for you whenever you're ready.

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