Big news, Paramore fans! Just three months after announcing the departure of bassist Jeremy Davis, Paramore is now beginning work on their fifth studio album. It will serve as the followup to their self-titled fourth album. Singles like “Still Into You” and “Ain’t It Fun” were huge in 2013. Now that the band is down to a duo of just Hayley Williams and Taylor York, it will be interesting to hear how their sound changes. In any case, it looks like fans will be along for the ride. Hayley is already sharing plenty of behind-the-scenes looks at the writing and recording process.
The band was just heading back from their second PARAHOY cruise when Hayley broke the news:
? safe travels everybody flying home from Parahoy. Had a blast! Headed home & the work begins. Album 5 + GDY = 2016 pic.twitter.com/ASHLzV5H6P
— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) March 9, 2016
Here are the rest of the studio updates from this month:
— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) March 24, 2016
Lunch was great, thx for asking, we're back 2 work now ?? pic.twitter.com/nGhaOadlEV
— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) March 25, 2016
When I'm lookin at u & ur talkin to me all I hear is drum loops & weird guitar melodies & I have no idea what this convo is about #writing
— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) March 30, 2016
Hayley also just married her longtime boyfriend, New Found Glory’s Chad Gilbert, last month. Will married life affect the new music? Perhaps more lovey lyrics and cheerful music? On the other hand, Hayley and Chad have been together for eight years, so maybe there won’t be much of a change after all. We’ll find out soon enough!
Now that Paramore is actively recording the album, there should be plenty of studio updates and news over the coming months. While the album could be ready by the end of this year, it will most likely come out sometime in 2017.
Check up on all we know about Paramore’s new album on their recording page. We’ll keep it up-to-date throughout the recording process. Keep checking back here for all the latest Paramore music news.