Paramore announce This Is Why, their first album in 5 years

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The trio will release their sixth album, This Is Why, on February 10. He gives a taste of it with the title track.

Paramore : This Is Why

Paramore is back! Since January, the group has been teasing its listeners about a return via its social networks, and now it’s official. Five years after After Laughter, the band will release the album This Is Why next February. The latter, made up of ten tracks, also follows two solo albums by singer Hayley Williams, Petals for Armor (2020) and FLOWERS for VASES/descansos (2021).

“This Is Why is the last song we wrote for the album,” Hayley Williams said in a statement. “To be honest, I was tired of writing lyrics, but Taylor convinced Zac and I that we should work on that last idea. What stands out is the title track of the album. It sums up the plethora of ridiculous, roller coaster emotions of being alive in 2022, of having survived even the last three or four years. You would think that after a pandemic of biblical proportions and the impending doom of a dying planet, humans would have found the strength deep within themselves to be kinder or more empathetic or something,” adds she.


Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee. Formed in 2004, the band currently includes vocalist Hayley Williams, guitarist Taylor York and drummer Zac Farro.

The band released their debut album All We Know Is Falling in 2005, and their second album Riot! in 2007 certified platinum in the United States and Ireland, and gold in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Brand New Eyes, the band’s third album Paramore, was released in 2009, rated the band’s second-best album on the music charts, certified platinum in Ireland and the UK, and gold in the US, UK. Canada, Australia and New Zealand1.


This Is Why, which will be released on February 10, 2023, was recorded in Los Angeles with Carlos de la Garza, who worked with Paramore on his self-titled album and on the latest album After Laughter (2017); he also collaborated with Hayley Williams on Petals For Armor (2020) and Flowers For Vases / Descansos (2021).

The new single, to be discovered via a video directed by Brendan Yates (Turnstile) and filmed in Malibu, California, marks the first new title in five years from the American trio.

About “This Is Why”, frontwoman Hayley Williams explains in a press release that this new single is a reflection on how the world has, and hasn’t, changed in recent years: ““This Is Why” was the very last song we wrote for the album. To be honest, I was so tired of writing lyrics but Taylor convinced me and Zac that we needed to work on that last idea. What came out of it is the title of the entire album. That sums up the plethora of ridiculous emotions. The roller coaster of being alive in 2022, of surviving even the last 3 or 4 years. You’d think that after a global pandemic of fucking biblical proportions and the impending doom of a dying planet, humans would have found deep within themselves a way to be kinder or more empathetic or something. .“