Two months ago, Paramore entered the studio to begin working on album #5. It will serve as the followup to their self-titled 2013 record. The band is now down to just Hayley Williams and Taylor York. (Bassist Jeremy Davis left in December.) The duo is keeping fans in the loop with their regular studio updates, though. We get a few tweets from Hayley in April. Now let’s look at all they’ve done this May:
DEMOING ANOTHER NEW SONG WITH T SO ME LEAVE A MESSAGE – my AIM away message, for the rest of my life
— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) May 14, 2016
sitting on my roof, writing… and a hot air balloon just casually floats right passed me. i had to tell somebody.
— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) May 15, 2016
Getting emo over here recording a demo – via hiptop
— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) May 18, 2016
Saw a lotta friends, ate a lot of snacks, went to target with my guy, finished one of my fav new songs with T. All by dinner time!! #MONDAY?
— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) May 23, 2016
Working on it as we tweet ? (thanks, by the way!) https://t.co/pl7ga8Ls6n
— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) May 30, 2016
Now that Paramore is a duo, it will be interesting to hear how the music changes. Hayley and Taylor were the principle songwriters on Paramore, so there may not be a big change in style. But what about the topics? Will Jeremy’s departure from the band come up?
Hayley also just married her longtime boyfriend, New Found Glory’s Chad Gilbert, in February. 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, they’ve been generous with the studio updates. There should be plenty more studio updates and news over the coming months, too. 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.