Paramore In Studio For New Album

Hayley Williams reveals the band are recording the first album since other founding members left in December. You can listen to one of the new tracks here.

Paramore In Studio For New Album
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Paramore will be back in the studio to record their next album in LA as soon as this week, according to a twitter message from singer Hayley Williams. "Just got a call from @itstayloryall [guitarist Taylor York], He and @schzimmydeanie [bassist Jeremy Davis] just touched down in LA! We're recording a couple new songs this week!" she exclaimed on the micro-blogging service. These will be the first songs recorded since a less-than-amicable split from founding members Josh and Zac Farro last December. A blog post from the departing members suggested there had been discontent in the group for some time, and that the recording label's financial interests lay with singer Hayley Williams. There was also concern that William's lyrics had begun to contradict their biblical faith. The current group currently features former Tait guitarist Justin York and veteran drummer Josh Freese. They recently debuted one of their new tracks "In The Mourning" as a show in Brazil, which you can watch the performance in the player below. What do the UG-reading Paramore fans think - can they continue without founding members, or will they be better than ever?

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    mikeiff
    drummerjmp wrote: What do the UG-reading Paramore fans think - can they continue without founding members, or will they be better than ever? With Josh Freese, anything is possible
    Freese is not a permanent member man, he was just hired for some live shows... And, though I am not a big Paramore fan (They're ok I guess), I find the Farro-Williams argument between you fans really pointless... Will they suck? Probably. Will they stay the same or improve their music? Just as likely.
    Kilimacory
    i hope i dont jinx this, but people are actually having intelligent conversations instead of a flame-fest. right on.
    TJ1991
    It won't be the same without the Farros. It can't be. They'll never be so good again. They were one of my favourite bands, if not my absolute favourite. Now... no. I still love the first 3 albums, but right now I'd rather they just split up instead of trying to carry on. It won't be the same. I'm not interested.
    drummerjmp
    What do the UG-reading Paramore fans think - can they continue without founding members, or will they be better than ever? With Josh Freese, anything is possible
    Gibson_SG_uzr55
    I have a hard time seeing the band in the same light since that info the Farro boys gave out, and it definitely won't be the same, but I am totally going to give their new music a fair shot.
    mysticguitar77
    GeekInThePink wrote: If a Christian is closed-minded for choosing not to listen to music that questions their beliefs, then a non-Christian (not just atheist) that chooses to not listen to Christian worship music is closed-minded. Personally, I don't accept that logic and I would not consider either of them closed-minded for their choice.
    Well then that's your opinion becuase it makes perfect sense to me. As I've said before I'm Roman Catholic by blood, but my personal beliefs lean towards Atheist and I listen to a lot of Christian rock and metal because I don't care. If it sounds good to me, I'm listening to it regardless of the religious messages it may be portraying. Strictly in a musical sense, I consider that being open-minded. Closing yourself off to so much great music because you may not have the same beliefs as the band making the music is close-minded to me. Music shouldn't have to have that division because of religion especially in music. So, what if you're Christian, listen to a song, like it, but later find out it's not Christian and force yourself to stop liking it because it doesn't share your same beliefs? That's pretty much the definition of being close-minded in my opinion. Maybe my opinion is coming from a biased point of view as I was never a true believing Christian so I don't understand where exactly they are coming from with this logic, but I consider myself pretty open-minded. Believe what you want to believe, listen to what you want to listen to, I'm not trying to offend anyone, I'm just trying to state my viewpoint in the most respectful way possible. It's quite hard considering Atheist's and Christian's have polar opposite beliefs.
    SG_dave
    It'll be interesting to listen to Paramore without the Farro's brother's influence.
    Trentaru
    As a big paramore fan I have to say this will be either really good and insanely terrible. I also think that if it's alright, then 3 good bands will come from the split
    link no1
    rain-man wrote: As for the sound...a big part of what made them interesting (as opposed to a carbon-copy girl-singer band) was what the Farro bros did with their instruments.
    What did they do 'special' with their instrumets? Really, can somebody tell me what is so great about them? I have their albums and I like Paramore but there is nothing 'special' about the Farroes and to be honest they just played, well, guitar, thats it, nothing special at all, it was just all generic stuff that sounds similar to alot of stuff I heard before Paramore. Stop jumping on the "They will suck, they lost the Bros" band wagon. The only thing that ever made Paramore any different from any other band was allways Williams. If they got some dude instead of her they would just sound like any other disposable band of their genre.
    stndrdprcdre
    drummerjmp With Josh Freese, anything is possible
    +1000. This guy could make the Jonas Brothers sound legit.
    loltroll
    old news. paramore will become the haley williams band and the farro bros will go off and do basically the same thing with another group and become mediocre.
    grohl1987
    PAsistem wrote: hayley williams is just a fame *****. she wasnt even in the band from the beginning, and as soon as she became the singer she had secret meetings with record labels to ensure that the spotlight would be almost entirely on her.
    Dude that's not even remotely how they started. Hayley and JEremy were already playing together in a jazz band. Josh and Zac were doing stuff together and they all went to the same sunday school. I believe Taylor was around at the start too but was with another band when the other four first got together. "Paramore" has never existed without Hayley, she's been there since the start. I'm not picking sides here, if anything I think Josh was perhaps the most important member of the band at least in terms of song writing, but to say that Hayley wasn't around at first and took over the band for fame is just a ****ing crazy and compleetly wrong claim.
    mtllica
    DifferentWorld wrote: mysticguitar77 wrote: "There was also concern that Williams lyrics had begun to contradict their biblical faith." Oh boy, here we go with this. God forbid someone questions the bible and biblical faith... That seems totally reasonable to me. Much in the same way that an atheist wouldn't like being in a Christian rock band, a person who believes in the Bible wouldn't like being in a band in which their faith is questioned.
    Not true. Tom Araya of Slayer is Roman Catholic and has a helluva good time with them
    shallowbay1314
    It's not even verified that the Farros are being replaced, there was a picture posted yesterday of Taylor playing drums in the studio.
    la6strings
    I love 'In the Mourning', give em a chance before ripping on them. That was the past! Look to the future Paramore fans!
    Cheesepuff
    josh farro's new band is gonna be infinity times better than whatever paramore will put out
    TStape03
    Actually, I don't think Freese is in the actual band. He was touring for South America, but I'm not sure if he's joining. Taylor York, the guitarist, actually laid down a drum track for a new song. Cannot wait for this. Tired of people focusing on the split. The Farros were great for the band, especially their randomly strong drums with Zac, but its a new era of Paramore. I look forward to see what both halves have to offer. It's a business, at least no one's quitting music.
    awisinger
    mb889 wrote: beatreebor wrote: sounds pretty average. though im not a particularly big paramore fan. also, when did hayley williams stop being hot? When she showed her tits.
    I laughed my ass off after reading this. Seriously though, when were they a Christian band? Did I miss something? As for this, ehhh who cares, what happened happened. Move on, listen to the new album, support the band if they deserve it, if not, then there is always a chance for new talent to show up or if no one is clicking for you, get the balls to play your own music and see if that catches on.
    Munroe
    TStape03 wrote: Actually, I don't think Freese is in the actual band. He was touring for South America, but I'm not sure if he's joining. Taylor York, the guitarist, actually laid down a drum track for a new song. Cannot wait for this. Tired of people focusing on the split. The Farros were great for the band, especially their randomly strong drums with Zac, but its a new era of Paramore. I look forward to see what both halves have to offer. It's a business, at least no one's quitting music.
    +1. I can't wait for their new album, hopefully they don't sound too different. Also, being a FOB fan; I would love Paddy Stump to become their new drummer...it would be awesome.
    GeekInThePink
    If a Christian is closed-minded for choosing not to listen to music that questions their beliefs, then a non-Christian (not just atheist) that chooses to not listen to Christian worship music is closed-minded. Personally, I don't accept that logic and I would not consider either of them closed-minded for their choice. Also, I'd love to read this article, but a video ad for "The Fighter" keeps popping up and I can't close it...
    rain-man
    A blog post from the departing members suggested there had been discontent in the group for some time, and that the recording labels financial interests lay with singer Hayley Williams. There was also concern that Williams lyrics had begun to contradict their biblical faith.
    Eh, the 'concern' over the lyrics was really more of an aside than anything. There was definitely more about the situation with the label/her parents and the fact that she wrote half an album about how terrible a boyfriend Josh was. Those are actually legitimate issues for leaving a band. As for the sound...a big part of what made them interesting (as opposed to a carbon-copy girl-singer band) was what the Farro bros did with their instruments. So we'll have to see if the new lineup can keep things from getting boring.
    mysticguitar77
    I still have to check out their latest Brand New Eyes ... And... "There was also concern that Williams lyrics had begun to contradict their biblical faith." Oh boy, here we go with this. God forbid someone questions the bible and biblical faith...
    stndrdprcdre
    From this point on either one of two things is going to happen...One, nothing will come of this new union and they will ultimately just fade into obscurity and only be remembered as "that band with the hot chick with orange hair"....or Two, it will serve only as a catalyst for her solo career, at which point her label will try to make her into a mash-up of avril, taylor swift, gwen stefani, and the chick from lady antebellum.
    mb889
    beatreebor wrote: sounds pretty average. though im not a particularly big paramore fan. also, when did hayley williams stop being hot?
    When she showed her tits.
    JS5150
    Eh, they'll be fine. But really Josh, it was the line "The truth never set me free," not half an album aimed at how much you suck/how awesome this new guy is? The latter is a justifiable excuse to leave the band, not so much the former. For whoever joins, it will always be Hayley's band, at least in the eyes of the media, get over it.
    beatreebor
    sounds pretty average. though im not a particularly big paramore fan. also, when did hayley williams stop being hot?
    grohl1987
    tbarrettl wrote: Evanescence 2.0, though I like both bands
    Evanescence 2.0 is We Are The Fallen. Paramore are more like No Doubt 2.0 They've actually been recording demos and writing and stuff for the new album for quite a while. In fact within about a week of Josh and Zac leaving. So this isn't really news, this is just the first time they've put anything down at an actual studio rather than their home studios.
    Ace5gt
    In the Mourning is kind of like a "Misguided Ghosts" type of song. It really doesn't offer any insight into what their more rocking songs will sound like in the future. Whatever they do next, I will give it a fair shot, but truthfully I'm a bit pessimistic it'll be as good without the Farro brothers.
    Gakbez
    I like Paramore, but I don't really know how much the Farroes had to say about the music. A whole lot I reckon, and I fear that Paramore vol. 2 is going to be some desperate bullshit filler..
    mysticguitar77
    DifferentWorld wrote: mysticguitar77 wrote: "There was also concern that Williams lyrics had begun to contradict their biblical faith." Oh boy, here we go with this. God forbid someone questions the bible and biblical faith... That seems totally reasonable to me. Much in the same way that an atheist wouldn't like being in a Christian rock band, a person who believes in the Bible wouldn't like being in a band in which their faith is questioned.
    I can see that for a strong believing Christian being in a non-Christian band. idk, maybe I just think Christians are being too touchy and close-minded when it comes to portraying their beliefs in music. There are Christians out there that won't listen or play anything that isn't biblically correct and in harmony with their beliefs. And I think that's being a little close-minded in the musical sense. I'm not trying to sound anti-Christian (I'm Roman Catholic myself), if you believe in something you believe in something, it's nobody's right to question that. I just think it's taking it too far to make it an issue for someone to expand their writing maybe a little outside of what they believe. It shouldn't have to be an issue or a "concern" from a musical standpoint. idk, that's just kinda how I feel about that.
    DifferentWorld
    mysticguitar77 wrote: "There was also concern that Williams lyrics had begun to contradict their biblical faith." Oh boy, here we go with this. God forbid someone questions the bible and biblical faith...
    That seems totally reasonable to me. Much in the same way that an atheist wouldn't like being in a Christian rock band, a person who believes in the Bible wouldn't like being in a band in which their faith is questioned.
    HavokStrife
    grohl1987 wrote: Evanescence 2.0 is We Are The Fallen. Paramore are more like No Doubt 2.0
    Well said, haha.
    BladeSlinger
    I think they'll start falling. Zac and Josh seemed to have their own style in a way but I can see the new guys going with whatever sells.
    PAsistem
    hayley williams is just a fame *****. she wasnt even in the band from the beginning, and as soon as she became the singer she had secret meetings with record labels to ensure that the spotlight would be almost entirely on her.
    ProgJazzMath
    hayley williams is the sexiest red head ever. i'd have let her walk all over top of me too.
    Kylianvb
    I absolutely loved In The Mourning, which I've already heard on their website ages ago, while they were working on it, so I wouldn't completely call this performance the song's 'debut', but meh. Also, "...and that the recording labels financial interests lay with singer Hayley Williams." Well duh. She has always been the focal point of the band, that's what a front(wo)man does. Ah well, I'd like to hear the new album anyways. Also, inb4 Hayley's tits.