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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

Kiki_3's picture

oh you're sweet :) I hope the CD comes out soon, will definitely be a success! PS Facebook is easy to use, we would all like our Hayley, Jeremy and Taylor on Facebook! much respect, Italian girl
pegk's picture

seriously??? we've been waiting for three years and we will be waiting even more!?!? just admit the fact that things were a lot more easier with the farros in the band! albums always were taking you 2 years and they were F***G PERFECT!!!! i've tried so hard to keep my faith in you but all i take back is pure dissapointment! we didn't love you for your blah blahs but for your awesome music you were making! just give us back this music and stop blogs, photoshoots or whatever this commercialism you're been paying us back is about!! P.S farros will always haunting you!!
Lyle Salvaleon's picture

it's ok, we, fans are pretty, really,really sure that it's worth the wait..we miss you Paramore :) #weloveyou
Miška.Pařez's picture

I look forward to new album :)
Alison Boag's picture

Great things take time. We aren't going anywhere!
AGUNKz scrEaMO's picture

DayDreaming \m/
caraeryn's picture

This is splendid news. I think the producer is an interesting, but great choice and I'm eager to hear this. If it does take a while, I don't mind because it'll be well worth the wait.
Parafreak_41's picture

take your time to write the 4th album. We ain’t going nowhere.Love you guys ;D so, i´m daydreaming ;>
jalyn ozasa's picture

Hayley, you rock!! XD
R4R45's picture

Sweet! I hope it's released this year though :)
MonsterChic's picture

Oh hayley, i wish i can see you on stage agin rocking the show. I will wait forever until i am a misguided ghost to hear that fourth album because its worth it<3 i love ya girl! Tell the guys i love them 2!
gomezhyatt's picture

Can't believe Gomez Hyatt was right again. http://gomezhyatt.com/2012-02-08-paramore-looking-to-get-josh-farro-back-on-board/
ciwwaf's picture

THIS IS SO EXCITING!!! SERIOUSLY I CANT SIT STILL. :)
trish_23's picture

we will wait for the 4th album no matter how long it takes. :)
asdfgemhjkl's picture

..I'm so ecxited for your new album..!!! ..We will always be here to support you!!! ..Good Luck!!!
Lotta Storbacka's picture

OMG! I can't wait, I'm so excited! This is gonna be totally amazing. Aww.. Daydreaming, a wonderful title of a song.. Seriously, thank you for everything, you are the best and will always be. I love you. <3
Kikz's picture

Take all the time you need, i know it will be amazing <3
lookingup's picture

I just can't wait!
FueledByChloe's picture

<33333333333
jigger_88's picture

So excited about this! but kinda sad that the 4th has possibility to not be released this year, but I'm still so happy and stoked for Paramore...keep it up guys! Daydreaming - AWESOME SONG TITLE
TheHBOMB's picture

OMG, i love you Paramore so much! and i cant wait to have the 4th album in my hands. Loveyou!
krysrokk's picture

I'M SO EXCITED!!
Camilaa Duran's picture

Oh my God! serious? I can not wait to hear it! I'm so excited! * O * no matter what comes out this year. I can expect everything you need. I love you seriously are the best I could find in life
&#039;JessJess's picture

OH MY PARAMORE!!! YES! I can not wait! I'm so so so excited. Daydreaming and I want to hear :) Congratulations guys, we love them and miss them a lot!
ValDiaz's picture

ooh! thank god! I almost DIE!
beba's picture

THANKS HAYLEY YOU are so awesome and honest THAT I CAN'T DENY IT, can't wait to see you on stage again!!! PARAMORE IS THE BEST BAND EVER. y recuerda "El destino mezcla las cartas, y nosotros las jugamos"
Omegaki314's picture

I love you paramore!! Ill wait as long as it takes, no hurry just keep us posted as usual. Ps. I love that you guys released more music for us with the singles club to help along the way. i am so proud of you guys. I can honestly say that I listen to your music every single day
Renegade Eagle's picture

sad to know it will not be released this year...BUT I am WILLING TO WAIT!!!! for PARAMORE #Daydreaming
fortheluvofparamore's picture

you are incredibly open and honest miss hayley and your music is deliciously inspiring!! even to a mom of 3 like myself!! idk if u ever read this stuff but if u do i have an honest question for u as a christian woman i am very proud that in ur thank you's u guys always give first thanks to our Lord Jesus but thats about as far as it goes i dont hear u guys talk about ur christianity in interviews or ur home videos or blogs n such im just wondering if thats a choice? and how hard is it to b a rock band in this era and stay true to your morals and ur principals? my kids and i never take ur cd out of r car we truly love u guys and r absorbed by ur music daily we believe u guys r the best band of this era!! with much love---fortheluvofparamore
RuthManzanares's picture

I'm happy you guys are staying strong, I've been a Paramore fan since the beginning and always will be <3 Your guys's music connects to people in way many modern artist fail to do! Thank you for your music and dedication, I hope that one day I can meet you in person and thank you for all you've done to help me be a better person! God Bless you guys <3

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