Paramore released their 5th album, After Laughter!
I have been listening to this band ever since their second album, RIOT!, came out in 2007. RIOT! was released the summer as I was leaving 5th grade and going into 6th grade. I remember searching through iTunes for new music and I stumbled across Paramore. The popular songs off that album are “Misery Business” and “That’s What You Get,” but I felt a strong connection to “Hallelujah” and “We Are Broken”. It was the first music that made me think, at such a young age, about the power music can have on us. Ever since falling in love with the first and second album, Paramore has been one of my favorites. A third album was released in 2009, but a few members of the band left. In 2013, a self-titled album was put out and this is when I saw the band live for the first time.
The band went through a few rough patches with losing a few band mates and even eventually gaining one back. After Laughter is the album that shows the honesty about how the band felt going through those bad times. The beats and vocals have always been flawless. The lead singer Hayley Williams, in my opinion, has one of the best voices. You get to take a peek into how she has been feeling the past few years through her carefully crafted lyrics. The music seems upbeat at first, but make sure to carefully listen and understand what the lyrics are saying. It was a much-needed album for the band and the fans. The timing of these album releases have always somehow correlated with how I’ve been feeling about my own life. I cherish music and the message any song can deliver, especially when I get to see the growth of a band that I’ve loved for almost 10 years. This band has helped me through so much and I will forever be grateful for the music they share. I know this new album will be on repeat for a long time!
Check it out –> After Laughter
5 favorites off After Laughter : Rose-Colored Boy, Told You So, Forgiveness, Caught In The Middle, Tell Me How
Have you listened to the new album yet?
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