Listen to Paramore’s new single This Is Why

Paramore have dropped their first new music in five years – listen to This Is Why now!

Listen to Paramore’s new single This Is Why
Kerrang! staff

It's finally happened – there is new Paramore music in the world!

After teasing us for what has felt like millennia, the pop-punk icons have returned with This Is Why, the title-track of their upcoming sixth studio album due for release on February 10.

Speaking about the new single, vocalist Hayley Williams says, “This Is Why was the very last song we wrote for the album. To be honest, I was so tired of writing lyrics but Taylor [York, guitarist] convinced Zac [Farro, drummer] and I both that we should work on this last idea. What came out of it was the title track for the whole album. It summarises the plethora of ridiculous emotions, the rollercoaster of being alive in 2022, having survived even just the last three or four years. You’d think after a global pandemic of fucking biblical proportions and the impending doom of a dying planet, that humans would have found it deep within themselves to be kinder or more empathetic or something.”

Check out the video below.

Speaking about the video – directed by Turnstile's Brendan Yates – Hayley says, “It was so rad working with Brendan. I’ve known the Turnstile guys for a little while and was so psyched to have our worlds collide in this way. There’s a cool kinship between the way our bands do things... Hopefully we will get to play shows with them at some point.”

This Is Why will be released on February 10 via Atlantic.

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