It looks like Paramore’s brand-new single will be with us in a couple of hours…
The track, reportedly titled Hard Times, is hitting various radio stations including iHeartRadio, ALT 103.3 and The Woody Show at 5:30am PT / 8:30am ET, which is lunch time over here in the UK… So we don’t have long left to wait to listen. EXCITING!
Keep you eyes peeled to Kerrang.com to hear the first song from the follow-up to 2013’s incredible self-titled album, and let us know what you think it’s going to sound like in the comments!
— ALT 103.3 (@alt1033) April 18, 2017
Yes, we have new Paramore to play tomorrow morning.
— The Woody Show (@TheWoodyShow) April 18, 2017
Be sure to pick up this week’s issue of Kerrang! as we uncover the secrets behind your favourite songs – including Paramore…
While we sit here waiting for Hard Times, check out 8 Awesome Paramore Songs You’d Probably Forgotten About:
8 Awesome Paramore Songs You've Probably Forgotten About
Not a show goes by without Paramore airing Misery Business, and good luck turning on a music channel without seeing the Still Into You video. But what about the tracks that are more neglected than a malnourished puppy? Here’s 8 hits-that-didn’t-quite-make-it-as-hits to dig out of your iPod…
8. Stop This Song (Lovesick Melody)
This track snuck in on the U.S. single release of Misery Business, Hayley and co’s breakout single. We have no idea why Stop This Song… didn’t make the cut on Riot!, because it’s catchy, ingenious, and one melody worth being lovesick for.
7. Hello Cold World
In 2011 Paramore released a digital download box set titled Singles Club. Everyone went mental for monstrous lead track Monster, but this was our favourite. It’s the audio version of PMA (positive mental attitude, y’all!). So if the world’s being a bitch today, go dust this off.
6. Escape Route
When the pop-rockers streamed their self-titled album on social jukebox site Rdio, they added this shoulder-shimmying bonus track. We get why it didn’t make the trio’s fourth album, but it would have fit in perfectly on Riot!. Check it out if you love old school Parrrrrramorrrrre!
Paramore barely ever play this song live (stands at a total of 18 airings), but it’s a huge TV hit in the UK. It appeared on an episode of Hollyoaks, and also twice (as a string quartet version) on So You Think You Can Dance. Excuse us while we go do our ‘dying swan’ dance…
4. We Are Broken
Another one that barely ever gets broken out at shows, the 9th track from 2007’s Riot!. Hayley’s only put her pipes to this one eight times. We don’t know why, because if this was our song we’d be singing it in the shower, on the bus and in the queue for the self-checkout at Tesco.
It’s easy to forget about the tracks from Paramore’s debut All We Know Is Falling, since it came out 10 years ago (excuse us while we feel old for a second). But this one’s a great memory from a time when Hayley’s hair was a normal colour.
Another song that may have slipped under your listening radar lately is Fences, the 10th track from Riot!. It’s got everything you could want or need in a Paramore song – catchy beats? Check! A delicious melody? Check! Hayley telling someone they’re a dick? CHEEEEEEECK!
1. Native Tongue
The second of the two bonus track’s that came only with the Japanese version of the self-titled. This one is new Paramore at their (B-side) finest, and a YouTuber on a video for it summed it up well saying: “I feel sorry for the people who don’t know this song exist”. WHAT HE SAID!
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