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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

ParamoreISthebestband_2's picture

YES! i hope you guys put more than just 11 songs on this album than! thats what it sounds like you're saying anyways. I'm pretty excited. :) PARAMORE4LIFE
cantfish's picture

Andrew Mahamuth -- San Antonio, TX -- e-mail: cantfish@rock.com ______________ awesome !! ______________ crazy awesome !!! _______________
AParapuchis's picture

Hayley I will soupoport you and the guys 4 ever :DD @AParapuchis on Twitter
misguided Fer's picture

You blow my mind Paramore. I feel so excited when you say you've written a lot of songs. Let me tell you that your happiness is our happyness. Honestly Paramore's music helps me go through all the stuff around my life. Please keep being my escape from reality. Thank you so much. #Daydreaming :D
nafees's picture

Justin Meldal-Johnsen I love you ! thanks for making my dreams come true, Paramore's 4th album is going up ! I can't wait. DAYDREAMING is my favorite word right now ! LOVE YOU SO MUCH PARAMORE <3 !
ParamoretheMachine's picture

Thanks Hayley, Paramore is the best! I'm so excited!
DOMInation's picture

Thank you Hayley ! Daydreaming<3 So excited for the new album, but take your time and make it as perfect as you want.
ParaFighter29's picture

AHHH!!!! i can't wait for the new album! :D but however soon or late it'll come out, i'm certain it'll be worth the wait! Keep up the awesome work!
NaturNash's picture

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moreparamore3's picture

Can't wait for Daydreaming! Keep up the awesome work guys :)
Bernette Louise's picture

DAYDREAMING <3 can't wait to listen to it :) we, your fans were very proud of you guys :D you never let us to be disappointed that's why we love you so much :) iloveyou hayleyyy <3 :))
Arenev's picture

oh gosh! I'm so happy,is actually kinda painfull wait, but its worth it, u guys worth it, we'll wait as long as we must, we know u guys give your best, and that's what we love about u,great things take time, and I can feel it in my heart,it'll be amazing... nothin' but love for u guys...and didn't wanna sound like a weeper but I almost burst in tears... n.n
Natália Castro's picture

nice to hear from you! finally ;)
NicolasBordon's picture

HEYYYY PARAMOREEEEEEEE HAYLEY JEREMY TAYLORR VENGAN A ARGENTINAAA PLEASE!!! I LOVE YOUU
grddark's picture

Thank you guys!! Hayley I love you !!! Paramore! you rules!
Tatan's picture

gracias paramore, no saben la emoción que me genera la noticia, venia llegando de la universidad y me entero de la gran noticia y me saco una lagrima desde mi corazón, los amo :D
Sara719's picture

I love you paramore!
cmarques's picture

Don't rush... the creative process needs time... and I think some of the reasons that make you guys, one of the best is that you make music with honesty, music that comes from inside your hearts... I'm sure your new album will be a great work of art... let the wind of your hearts blow your music out! I will be waiting!
Subtweetulado's picture

YEAAAAH DAYDREAMING!!! Hayley I rejoiced the day with this news, I love you...
caiosoares.a's picture

<3 in love with you.
DeadlyPenguin's picture

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!! Can't wait till it comes out! Hope it comes soon very soon. but it probably won't come out that fast :( But thanks for the update hayley,and i bet this album will be awesome!
Eliana14's picture

fhksdhfkjsdhkfjhkfjhkhskfhkdh gkjh dfgjkdhgkdfjghd!!!! Daydreaming♥♥♥
lettingtheflamesbegin's picture

I am so proud of you guys and I can't wait for this album. Its by far my most anticipated one. Don't make us wait too long now, ya hear!
LoLa Lima's picture

aaaaa ela não se dá bem com a Face assim como eu x) Ah como é bom ouvir/ler isso. Orgulho transborda, ansiedade também :3
Jezz06's picture

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY! I can't wait but its not comming out this year? AWWWW! W.E It will be worth the wait :)
Rous Centeno's picture

YEEEESSS! I can't wait to listen to that song and the full 4th album :D
sofilerena_'s picture

Omggggg!! I am sooooooo waiting for your 4th album and hopefully your coming BACK to ARGENTINA! The very BEST show i've ever been!! Love you guys!
Laura Almeida's picture

thanks so much for the update i'm so proud to be a parawhore and i'll suport you guys until the end, like you helped me to pass through a lot of things. but... "We cannot assure you it will be out this year." don't try to kill us. <3
Sandrax3Lights's picture

I think twitter is more difficult than facebook. I just don't get it. ^^ :)
Zoe_is_cool's picture

i cant wait 4 the new album!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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