Paramore has announced the details of their much-anticipated sixth album. The album, titled ‘This Is Why‘, will be released via Atlantic on February 10, 2023. The first single and title track is available now
The album was produced by Carlos de la Garza in Los Angeles and will feature ten tracks. An official tracklist has not been released yet.
Paramore will return to the stage this weekend (October 2) to begin a leg of North American gigs.
On the subject of the album’s title track, vocalist Hayley Williams remarked: “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 summarises 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 fucking 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.”
A video for ‘This Is Why’ has also been released, which was shot in Malibu, California and directed by Turnstile’s Brendan Yates. Williams added: “It was so rad working with Brendan. I’ve known the Turnstile guys for a little while and was so psyched to have our worlds collide in this way. There’s a cool kinship between the way our bands do things. Hopefully we will get to play shows with them at some point.”
Check out the tour dates below, including recently added performances in New York and Los Angeles.
2 – Bakersfield, CA, Mechanics Bank Theater
4 – Magna, UT, The Great Salt Air
6 – Omaha, NE, Orpheum Theater
8 – Oklahoma City, OK, Criterion Theater
9 – Austin, TX, ACL Music Festival
11 – Chesterfield, MO, The Factory
13 – Bonner Springs, KS, Azura Amphitheater
16 – Austin, TX, ACL Music Festival
20 – Los Angeles, CA, The Wiltern
22 – Las Vegas, NV, When We Were Young Festival
23 – Las Vegas, NV, When We Were Young Festival
27 – Los Angeles, CA, The Belasco
29 – Las Vegas, NV, When We Were Young Festival
7 – Toronto, ON, History
9 – Chicago, IL, The Chicago Theatre
11 – Cincinnati, OH, The Andrew J Brady Music Center
13 – New York, NY, Beacon Theatre
15 – Atlanta, GA, The Tabernacle
16 – St. Augustine, FL, St. Augustine Amphitheatre
19 – Mexico City, Corona Capital Festival
Paramore fans rejoice! The wait for new music is over. Check out the new single ‘This Is Why’ and mark your calendars for February 10, 2023 – when the album of the same name will be released.
Pre-order ‘This Is Why’ here: https://www.paramore.net/thisiswhy