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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

Juli Pipolo's picture

COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL I CANT WAIT!
Kelcea's picture

I won't lie...psyched myself up for some good news, and this was not it. I'm actually upset. XD But hey, a happy band makes for great music, so however long it takes I'll stick around.
Paramoremaniac1's picture

I am so excited for this! Thank you Paramore, we love you with all of our hearts and can't wait to hear Daydreaming and the 4th album. Thank you so much! xxx
KattyTamyCortés's picture

Oh god I can't wait your 4th album! I'm so excited, thanks you for your information and we all hope that the album comes out soon! Loveyou<3
ParamoreFan2010_2's picture

Woo!!!!! I cant wait! Thanks for the update Hayley! Cant wait for Daydreaming and other awesome tunes!
MyEldest's picture

I don't even know what to say... I am so happy right now!
parabex's picture

YES! This is the best thing I've read all day, truly turned a horrible day into an exciting one. Paramore never fails to make me feel better and I can't wait to hear their new stuff! Frickin love you guys, best band EVER
Burn's picture

I won't lie, I'm waiting for this album more than for anything this year. It's a good thing you guys are taking your time, nothing is worse than a rushed album. It's so great you keep us informed, this is why I love you, you are so close to your fans <3 Whatever you will decide, this years or next year ( better this of course,haha :D ) I will be supporting you no matter what. Love you guys !
emolove4ever's picture

cant wait :) take all the time you guys need with the new album, im sure it'll be worth the wait ;)
GabiPolezi's picture

OMG, I can't wait to listen "Daydreaming" *OO*
Isabelle Joy Brinan's picture

OMG CANNOT WAIT!!!
Catie-'s picture

Yes! Thank you for the update. Take your time with it and have fun! <3
breakie20 @FansFrParamore's picture

ok Whoa! I finish to read with some tears! WE love you! I can imagine the time it needs to make an album, so don't worry the creation needs time! Anyways i'm in love with the title of this new song 'Daydreaming' : To Dream is one of the thing the most importante :D! With our love, parafamily will support you, and waiting as much as necessary! Ps : Justin Meldal-Johnsen seems to be great also! <3
Rejnsz's picture

I just can't wait! It will be better than others... I'm happy that we waited for this massage long time couse... it means that this album will be the best! ^^
itscamiyall's picture

OMG!!!! qweqawdeew can't wait, I really can't wait to listen Daydreaming ♥ You guys are awesome, you're working so hard, so proud to be of the Parafamily *-* Love you so much <3 Greetings from Chile, we're waiting for you and your next album :)
Bren's picture

THE BEST GOOD NEW IN ALL THE DAY! THANK YOU PARAMORE, THANK YOU GUYS, I LOVE YOU, SERIOUSLY, YOU MAKE ME SO HAPPY.
tonjebj's picture

Oh god, I can't wait! It doesn't matter when it comes out (allthough sooner would be better than later), it will be worth waiting for! I'm so exited!!
jjenskus's picture

Can't wait! Take your time, we'll try to wait patiently ! :--)
Aline Ingrid Maciel's picture

Well, I'm very happy for this news and can not wait to be able to hear Daydreaming in my stereo in the last volume ... And guys, you're going to make me have a heart attack if I have to wait for another year ... Thank you for changing my day there and more ....
ParaMaddie359's picture

HOORAY!!!! Thank you so much!!!
Maria Nichole Williams's picture

OMG SO EXCITEDDDDDD!! DAYDREAMING SOUNDS GREAT, CAN'T WAIT FOR LISTENING TO IT!
itsdaveyall's picture

Just, made ​​my day happy. WE LOVE YOU And we are proud of you three.
Danii Diaz's picture

"Daydreaming" !!!! AWESOME ! :)
Carla Agustina's picture

OMG ESTOY EN SHOCK, AMO COMO SE EXPRESA HAYLEY, ES LA MEJORRRR, LOS AMO TANTOOOOOOOO! VOY A ESPERAR HASTA QUE SEA NECESARIO Y VOY A SER UNA DE LAS TANTAS PERSONAS EN AMAR CADA CANCION WRASKJFRWKMQFW <3
Anahí Luchio's picture

OMG!!!! I CAN NOT WAIT ! I'm so excited asdcfghjklñsldg! :'D I love you guys, you're the best!
Danii Diaz's picture

OMG !:D <3
Ana Alcántara López's picture

Can't wait!!! *__________*
Saray Williams's picture

awww really really awesome text, Hayley! Parafamily really want to listen to the 4th album as soon as possible. Keep on it guys. Love you :) <3 PS: Somebody has to teach Hayley how to use Facebook...
Bela Castro's picture

OMG! I can't wait to listen to this song. And wow, not sure if the album will be released this year? ): But ok... I'm happy
Felipe Armstrong Valverde's picture

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i want this albuuum noow!! hayley, facebook is so easy to use!!! i will help you to learn a little!! :* :*

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