AceShowbiz - In anticipation of the release of their upcoming album "After Laughter" on May 12, Paramore has given fans another taste of the forthcoming project by releasing a new single called "Told You So" along with its accompanying music video. The pop-funky track was premiered on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 show on Wednesday, May 3.
Similar to the lead single "Hard Times" which was released last month, "Told You So" also has a tribal beat and playful, classic '80s vibes. With a rush of tropical rhythm, the song is a perfect summer banger. Meanwhile, the music video was directed by the band's long-absent drummer Zac Farro. The concept of the clip was simple as they go all red, playing music inside of a car. Some of the scenes were filmed in guitarist Taylor York's house.
"For all I know/ The best is over and the worst is yet to come/ Is it enough/ To keep on hoping when the rest have given up/ And they go/ I hate to say I told you so/ But they love to say they told me so/ I hate to say I told you so/ They love to say they told me," Hayley Williams sings on "Told You So".
" 'Told You So' is such a visual song to me," Zac said of the video. "The rhythms and lyrics caught my attention from day one. So I knew the music video needed to be equally as striking and rhythmic." Hayley added, "There's darkness and suspense and then there's a sense of unity in the full band shots in the car, where we all wear red and dance together to the music."
In a recent interview, Paramore claimed that "Told You So" was inspired by their own experience as a group. "Had we not been through everything we've been through until this point, we wouldn't be sitting here and we wouldn't be enjoying it the way that we do and we wouldn't have the deep kind of very honest friendships that we do now that feel life-giving. So that's kinda where the song started, and then it did become about this looking at my life," Hayley explained.