Paramore Won’t Be Playing Misery Business Live Again “For A Little While”
Paramore have long been distancing themselves from iconic 2007 single Misery Business, but now Hayley Williams has revealed they’ll be retiring the track in a live environment until further notice.
The band revealed the news onstage in Nashville this weekend, with Hayley introducing the song by stating: “This is a choice that we’ve made because we feel that we should, we feel like it’s time to move away from it for a little while… This is to every bad decision that led us here, this is to all the embarrassing things we might have said, but we owned up to it and we grew.”
Watch the fan-shot video below, as well as Miz Biz’ final (for now?!) performance:
At the Paramore concert in Nashville and they just announced that they won’t be performing Misery Business again fo… https://t.co/c08jOirBmW— Tyler Matl (@TylerMatl) Sat Sep 08 03:24:30 +0000 2018
She said calling someone a whore isn’t cool and that it was time for them to evolve and move past it. https://t.co/tJEhrl1ndd— Tyler Matl (@TylerMatl) Sat Sep 08 05:53:51 +0000 2018
To everyone coming to my page about Paramore & Miz Biz I’d like to include that @yelyahwilliams said “calling someo… https://t.co/3pY845bJjO— Tyler Matl (@TylerMatl) Sun Sep 09 20:59:42 +0000 2018
In case anyone wants to see the last ever live performance of Misery Business here ya go! Paramore is still amazing… https://t.co/sWOJ5RcIFH— Tyler Matl (@TylerMatl) Sun Sep 09 21:17:23 +0000 2018
Hayley has previously spoken out about her feelings towards Misery Business’ lyrics (specifically: ‘Once a whore, you’re nothing more / I’m sorry, that will never change’) – which were written when she was just 17 years old.
On the 10th anniversary of the single, she told Track 7: “The thing that annoyed me was that I had already done so much soul-searching about it, years before anyone else had decided there was an issue. When the article began circulating, I sort of had to go and rehash everything in front of everybody. It was important, however, for me to show humility in that moment. I was a 17 year old kid when I wrote the lyrics in question and if I can somehow exemplify what it means to grow up, get information, and become any shade of ‘woke’, then that’s a-okay with me.”
Fair enough. We’ll miss ya either way, Miz Biz.
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