Pop-punk fans rejoice; Paramore is back with a brand new song and music video called “This Is Why.” The trio also announced that their sixth studio album of the same name will drop February 10, 2023 via Atlantic Records, their first since 2017’s After Laughter. Watch the music video for “This Is Why” below.
The tone of “This Is Why” displays Paramore’s latest reinvention, though the guitars return. The clip has a Mod Squad vibe, but I can also easily picture Lana Del Rey dropping into this video. Like many songs that have been released over the past couple of years, the lyrics for “This Is Why” reflect how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted social norms.
“This is why I don’t leave the house,” lead singer Hayley Williams proclaims. “You say the coast is clear / But you won’t catch me out.”
Watch Paramore’s “This Is Why”
Williams went into great detail about what inspired “This Is Why” in a press release:
‘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 Zac and I both that we should work on this last idea. What came out of it was the title track for the whole album. It summarizes the plethora of ridiculous emotions, the rollercoaster of being alive in 2022, having survived even just the last 3 or 4 years. You’d think after a global pandemic of f–king biblical proportions and the impending doom of a dying planet, that humans would have found it deep within themselves to be kinder or more empathetic or something.
Paramore are hitting the road in October for a string of sold out shows, including the much-hyped When We Were Young emo music festival in Las Vegas.
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