It's not hard to understand why Paramore made decision to hit pause for a minute, there.
"Choosing to walk away for a spell simply for our own sanity was not an ill-considered concept," wrote Hayley Williams in a message to fans last night ahead of the release of this first new music in five years. Having rocketed to success as literal teens, a decade and change as one of the world's biggest bands can make you want to take your ball and go home just so you can have a moment's peace. Kudos to them, then, for actually having the guts to say 'nah' to what Hayley calls "not a human-first industry... It’s not even a music-first industry," and take a minute. Or a few years.
Absence will always make the heart grow fonder. But really, the impact of This Is Why actually comes from having not realised how much you needed new Paramore until you get new Paramore.