During an exclusive interview with Radio.com, lead singer Hayley Williams discussed Paramore’s highly anticipated fourth album, and why they chose it to name it after the band.
“The self-titled aspect of the whole thing is definitely a statement. I feel like it’s not only reintroducing the band to the world, but even to ourselves,” Williams explained alongside bandmates Taylor York and Jeremy Davis. “We wrote this album kind of blindly, just letting it lead us wherever it was gonna take us. Each song felt very different and felt very new and exciting for us. By the end of it, it felt like we’re a new band.”
“I definitely think we’re reintroducing ourselves to the world and to our fans,” the singer continued about the band’s first album without founding members Zac and Josh Farro. “At the same time, it’s so definitely us, you know? It’s so Paramore. I just don’t think there would’ve been any other title that would’ve worked. Anything else would’ve felt like we were trying too hard.”
Paramore recently announced U.S. tour dates in support of the new album, set for release on April 9. Kicking off the American leg with a show in Austin, Texas on March 13 during the annual South by Southwest music conference, the group has U.S. shows booked through May 21, when they play Atlanta, GA.
-Scott T. Sterling, CBS Local