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Paramore share new update from the studio: “More emphasis back on the guitar”

Paramore are in the studio working on the follow-up to 2017’s After Laughter – and Hayley Williams teases that they’re on to something fresh and new…

Paramore share new update from the studio: “More emphasis back on the guitar”
Words:
Emily Carter
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Lindsey Byrnes

It's no secret that Paramore have been eyeing up a new record for quite a while now, and now the Tennessee trio – Hayley Williams, Taylor York and Zac Farro – have confirmed they're properly back in the studio.

In a new Rolling Stone report, the band share that they've been working in both Nashville and California on the follow-up to 2017’s After Laughter, with songwriting completed in the former location and recording now in the latter.

And it sounds like things are going well so far, with vocalist Hayley explaining how, "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 singer also teases that: "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."

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