More than a year after dropping their fifth album, After Laughter, Paramore is back with another single and music video. “Caught In The Middle” is a deceptively peppy track about being stuck in life. Frontwoman Hayley Williams sings about being able to sabotage herself without any help. Meanwhile, tropical, ’80s-inspired music tricks us into cheeriness in spite of the lyrical mood.
Today, the single gets the video treatment. And what a trippy, wild clip it is. In the animated, lo-fi music video, watch as Hayley, Taylor York, and Zac Farro navigate a strangely fruity world. They move from one animation style to the next, never content to stay in one place too long. By the end of the video, we see that they were jumping from postcard to recipe on a refrigerator covered in reminders.
Computer Team, who have been part of most the After Laughter videos, directed the new clip. In a statement, they summed up the video better than we can:
In our video for the song, we put Hayley, Taylor, and Zac into animated worlds that go from ‘80s nostalgia one moment to futuristic sci-fi the next. The band runs from one world to another, never able to stay in one place, always being chased by one particularly relentless giant orange.
Watch the music video for “Caught In The Middle” below:
In addition to sharing the clip for “Caught In The Middle,” the band also announced a new project they’re starting, Art + Friends.
We are pretty close to wrapping up our touring cycle for After Laughter and heading home. So we thought, “Instead of a throwing a homecoming party for ourselves, why don’t we throw a party for the whole city?”
We want to celebrate our hometown and the fast growing, wacky and wonderful alternative music and arts community of Nashville. We want to show you what our fine city has to offer, outside of bachelorette parties and karaoke bars. So here’s your official invite to Art + Friends.
We (Paramore) are gonna play a big rock gig, along with some of our friends – it’s a solid lineup of all Nashville based artists. Plus, there will be tons of local art to see and experience, local independent business owners showing off their wares, and some local food & bevs.
Take it from a group of kids who grew up right here in this city – the new Nashville is definitely alright with us. We’re excited to give everyone a chance to experience Nashville the way we do.
Find out more about Art + Friends here and look out for pre-sale tickets this Friday.
Keep checking back here for all the latest Paramore news.
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