Hayley Williams Confirms Paramore Won’t Release A Comeback ‘Emo’ Record

Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams recently opened up about the band’s current projects related to music during an interview with Rolling Stone. Apparently, the band already started recording music for their upcoming album, and it’s going to have more emphasis back on the guitar, but not like a comeback ’emo’ record.

The latest album Paramore put out was their fifth studio record entitled ‘After Laughter,‘ released on May 12, 2017. Upon its release, the album received critical acclaim from numerous music critics, especially about the band’s new sonic direction inspired by the 1980s new wave and synth-pop sound.

Furthermore, the record debuted at No. 6 on the US Billboard 200 and within the top 10 of seven other countries, including Australia, Austria, Canada, Ireland, and more. Moreover, a dozen publications featured the album in their year-end lists, including Billboard and Rolling Stone.

Following the success of Paramore’s 2017 record, their fans have been waiting for an announcement as they haven’t taken a break longer than three years. While Hayley Williams has insinuated that they are working on a follow-up album, she recently gave all the details about their upcoming record.

During a recent conversation with Rolling Stone, Hayley Williams stated that the band wrote a song followed by another and then another, eventually forming Paramore’s upcoming album. Apparently, they have been in the studio for a while now, and two things haven’t changed; their emphasis back on the guitar and drummer Zac Farro’s wild drumming.

As for the album’s sound, Williams stated that the band had been reminiscing on some of their earliest influences before they began writing the record. However, the Paramore lead singer also didn’t forget to mention that their approach doesn’t necessarily mean the group is planning on coming back with an ’emo’ record.

According to Rolling Stone, Hayley Williams penned:

“We wrote and tracked something we loved and it actually surprised us. We kept joking it was all downhill from that point, but thank God we’ve been surprised a lot throughout this whole thing. I’m always waiting for the moment for us to know we’re onto something new, and we’re not just rehashing the same shit.

It was ‘Ain’t It Fun’ for our self-titled record and ‘Hard Times’ or ‘Told You So’ for ‘After Laughter.’ It’s not about it feeling like a hit so much as it’s a scary, exciting feeling that you’re treading uncharted waters. It keeps you curious. We got to feel that feeling early on this time.

The music we were first excited by wasn’t exactly the kind of music we went on to make. Our output has always been all over the place, and with this project, it’s not that different. We’re still in the thick of it, but some things have remained consistent from the start. 1) More emphasis back on the guitar, and 2) Zac should go as animal as he wants with drum takes. We don’t plot a comeback ’emo’ record.

It appears that fans will get the opportunity to hear from the trio they love some time soon. Since Williams talked as if their album is almost completed, Paramore will most likely release their sixth studio album in 2022.