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By Adrian Woods, Contributor
Iconic pop-punk group Paramore is back with their new single “This Is Why”, set for release on September 28th. The track will be the band’s first new song in five years.
Paramore, best known for songs like “Still into You”, “Ain’t It Fun”, “Misery Business”, and wildly successful albums like Paramore (2013) and Riot! (2009), had released 2017’s “After Laughter” and took a bit of a hiatus. Even the lead singer of Paramore, Hayley Williams, released two solo albums within those five years, Petals For Armor (2020), and FLOWERS for VASES / descanos (2021).
The band is also embarking on a 12 show North American tour, with the sum of the proceeds going to organizations that provide reproductive care and abortion services after the events of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
The band will also be performing at “When We Were Young Festival” in October. While highly anticipated, the event is already being criticized for the company organizing it Live Nation, due to their involvement being pretty rocky like the Travis Scott “Astroworld” event. Some bands that were announced for When We Were Young had no knowledge of the event AND there are no refunds.
Regardless, Paramore dropping their first single in five years has got the music world buzzing with excitement.