Paramore to Release New Album “After Laughter” on May 12

The time has finally come! Four years after the release of their hugely successful self-titled album, Paramore will drop their fifth full length release titled After Laughter on May 12. The long-anticipated album is preceded by their latest single, “Hard Times” – an 80’s inspired pop track with a chorus that will be stuck in your head for the rest of the week. You can watch Paramore’s video for “Hard Times” below.

The artwork for After Laughter has also been released. Take a look!

After Laughter seems sure to harness the melodic sensibilities that have launched Paramore into the pop stratosphere over the past decade. Having original drummer Zac Farro back in the fold alongside guitarist Taylor York and vocalist Hayley Williams certainly adds an element of excitement as well.

What are your thoughts on the new song? Share in the replies!

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Most Anticipated of 2017: #1 The Return of Paramore

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It’s almost hard to believe that it’s been nearly four years since the release of Paramore. That album, and the singles it produced, had a long tail, with “Ain’t it Fun” blasting through radio speakers for almost two years after its release. Even now, well over a year removed from any sort of touring, Paramore still feels like one of the most relevant bands in the rock scene.

Nevertheless, as with almost any break between Paramore albums, the past couple of years have brought their wear and tear. Gone is bassist Jeremy Davis in a messy divorce that spilled into the courtrooms. Another painful departure is certain to have provided fodder for Hayley Williams and Taylor York, who, nearly inconceivably, rejoined with original drummer Zac Farro to record the band’s follow up.

Paramore has overcome adversity in the past with flying colors, continuing to up the ante with each release the band puts out. At this point, though, Paramore has become more of a brand than anything. Still, it’s a brand we trust to create emotive artwork that spills through our speakers with the sounds of Williams’ heralded voice. No matter who follows her into battle, it’s easy to rest assured of the outcome.

The last time we waited for four years for a Paramore release, the band followed up Brand New Eyes with their self-titled album – a behemoth of a record that garnered the band another platinum plaque. Here’s to the anticipation of what we believe will be yet another stellar album from one of America’s most fun bands.

by Kiel Hauck

kiel_hauckKiel Hauck is the editor in chief at It’s All Dead. Over the past decade, he has been a contributor for multiple online and print publications and was most recently an editor at PopMatters. Kiel currently resides in Indianapolis, IN with his wife and their imaginary pet, Hand Dog. You can follow him on Twitter.

Paramore Win Grammy Award for “Ain’t It Fun”

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It was a big night for Paramore, who took home the Grammy for Best Rock Song at 57th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday. “Ain’t It Fun”, the band’s smash single from last year beat out the likes of Ryan Adams and Jack White to win the award. It was the band’s second overall Grammy nomination.

A huge congrats to the band on their big win! Check out the video below:

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Tyler Carter and Luke Holland Release “Ain’t it Fun” Music Video

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Tyler Carter (Issues) and Luke Holland (The Word Alive) have teamed up for a cover of Paramore’s hit single, “Ain’t it Fun”. The song will appear on Fearless Records’ upcoming Punk Goes Pop Vol. 6 release, which is set to drop on November 17. You can see a music video for the song below:

Like what you hear? You can preorder Punk Goes Pop Vol. 6 on iTunes.

What’s your favorite Punk Goes cover? Tell us in the replies

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Paramore premiere “Ain’t It Fun” music video

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Paramore’s music video for “Ain’t It Fun” is finally here. Late last year, a video was show for the song and then scrapped. The band started over with director Sophia Peer and are now ready to share the video of what we believe is the best song on their self-titled album. Check it out below:

You can buy Paramore on iTunes.

What do you think? Was the video worth the wait? Let us know in the replies!

Posted by Kiel Hauck