Two years after the dramatic departure of the Farro brothers, Paramore announce the release of their brand new album. "With the most pride and passion we could ever possibly express, we would like to announce that this album, our fourth freaking album... Will be self-titled, 'Paramore'," they say in a blog post on their official website.
"It has been self-titled through nearly the entire process. In fact, what usually takes us weeks on end to sum up and put a label on only took us a five minute conversation this time around. The whole making of this album was a rediscovering of ourselves as a band and as friends," they continue their explanation.
Hayley Williams, Jeremy Davis and Taylor York add in the joint statement, "It was a process that allowed us the freedom to explore new territory artistically and to liberate ourselves as musicians, singers, as people! Sincerely, we feel that the best way to give it a name is just to call it what it is. This album is us."
The album is scheduled to be released in the United States on April 9 and is going to be preceded by a lead single called "Now". They gush, "Not really sure what else to say except for we love this song. It just feels like the perfect way to start this new journey we are embarking on not only as a band but as a movement."
"To show people that you can lose battles but come back and win full on wars. You can rise from ashes. You can make something out of even less than nothing. The only thing you have to do is keep moving forward!" they go on, before concluding, "We are prouder than ever and more excited now than ever to be Paramore."