Paramore - Hard Times Review

Rated 5/5 (1 person). Log in to rate.

Paramore are back after 4 years, and months of teasing their fans. Twitter went into meltdown Tuesday night as American radio station, Kroq, announced they would be premiering a new song “Hard Times” at 8am or 1pm BST on Wednesday.

 

After weeks of clues and little information, fans were skeptical but they were not disappointed. The trio (Hayley Williams, Taylor York and the returning Zac Farro) released the video to their new single during the broadcast.

 

 

The single is the first from their upcoming album “After Laughter” (due to be released May 12th).

 

Their last album “Paramore” saw chart success and was undoubtedly the sound of summer, if “Hard Times” is anything to go by their fifth studio album will likely follow suit.

 

Williams delights as usual as she once again shows off her spectacular vocal range. York and Farro play along to the punchy electro-pop backing tracks. The synthetic sound compliments the vocals and brightens the somewhat emotional, personal tone of the lyrics.

 

The song slows towards the middle as Williams sings over a melody reminiscent of the 80s, think: “Stranger Things” theme.

 

It's a new style for the band who shocked fans with their more pop-centred 4th album. As the band grows so does their sound. Perhaps the mix-up in style is in part due to the mix-up of their members. Ex-bassist Jeremy Davis left the band in 2015 and was replaced by returning drummer Zac Farro. Whatever the reason behind the musical change they haven't disappointed and continue to make fans proud.


Paramore will be playing at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh on June 22nd. Visit their website for the full list of dates.

Comments

No comments have been made. Please log in to comment.
 

Latest News

Student By-election 2017: The Results

Voting for this year's RGU:Union Student By-election closed this afternoon, and the results have just been announced.

 
 

Top stories from Radar

Catch-up with Go Green

In March RGU Go Green was awarded over £145,000 from the Keep Scotland Beautiful Challenge. Since their funding, they have been busy focussing on their new project 'RGU:Revolve' while supporting their existing ones.

 
'A Dark Room' by The Trickery | A cabaret

The Trickery is back this December in Underdog with its newest one of a kind show 'A Dark Room'. With over 4 million YouTube hits it's a cabaret you won't want to miss.

 
Who is Priti Patel? Her Resignation Explained

UK Government Minister has resigned due to informal and secret meetings with the Israel President. Here's all you need to know.

 
This Week in Music | 20/11/17

Radar's 'This Week in Music' features tracks from Bastille, The Ninth Wave, Galantis and Throttle and a Mike Perry remix of Ed Sheeran's new single 'Perfect'.