Paramore have written and are about to record their fourth album, though they’re not sure how long it will take. So explained Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams in a blog post on the band’s official website yesterday.
Due to be produced by former Beck and Nine Inch Nails bassist Justin Meldal-Johnsen (whose most recent production work was on the latest M83 album), the new record will be the first since the departure of guitarist and drummer Josh and Zac Farro in December 2010 – something Williams alluded to though did not discuss directly in her post.
She wrote: “There’s no reason to lie about it, the first few months of writing were ridiculously draining and a lot more of a pain than a pleasure. It was supposed to be fun right? We made it all the way to this point to just struggle some more. So, you can probably imagine that when the flood gates burst this past January and inspiration started filling us up again, we were more than willing to let it take us wherever it wanted. We’ve written a lot of songs I never thought we would write”.
She added that for the first time the band don’t have a deadline to work to, so can’t say when recording will be finished. Sounds like they’re in for the long haul, best not distract them. In fact, I think Paramore fans should all lobby them not to perform at this year’s Reading and Leeds festivals. Which is basically a way of telling you that Paramore are due to play their only UK shows of the year at Reading and Leeds. Unless the fans get their way.
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