Hayley Williams admits she can’t believe Paramore still exist and that people “still care” about their music.
The now rock trio – complete with Zac Farro and Taylor York – are back this week with their first new music since 2017’s ‘After Laughter’, with the group sharing the title track from their sixth studio album ‘This Is Why ‘.
And the 33-year-old singer has reflected on the past two decades and how vital his time away from the spotlight was to his “sanity”.
He told the band’s Discord channel: “The last few years at home were so crucial. We’re all in our 30s. Almost every time the boys and I get together, and that’s a lot, we find ourselves reminiscing about the last two decades of ‘friendship as if we were ancient.
“It might sound silly, but none of us can believe that we’re still here and that somehow people still seem to care. It’s a huge deal…something we don’t take lightly.”
The ‘Misery Business’ hitmaker continued: “From late 2018 to today, and for the first time in my adult life, I’ve been able to spend days, months, years, etc. consecutive, at home.
“The lessons here have been endless and very different from any of the lessons I learned from living on the road, doing Paramore 24/7. This was a real break from any life I’ve had before. Looking at our schedule for the next two years, I know I wouldn’t be ready to return to the band, the music, and the life I love so much if we hadn’t voluntarily given it up for a season “.
Before regrouping with her bandmates, Hayley released two solo albums, 2020’s ‘Petals for Armor’ and last year’s ‘Flowers for Vases / Descansos’.
After thanking her loyal fans for sticking with her through the ups and downs, she said: ‘Through it all, on behalf of everyone, I want to thank you for being so loving and supportive of us as humans. first. The music industry is not a human-centered industry. It’s not even a music industry. Look, we don’t even live in a human-first society.
“So choosing to choose to leave for a spell simply for our own sanity was not an ill-considered concept.”
The ‘Ignorance’ singer predicts that Paramore, which has gone through several line-up changes over the years, is entering its “happiest and most fulfilling period”.
He captioned the post, “For so many reasons I don’t even have words for, I think we’re about to experience our happiest and most fulfilling moments as Paramore.
“And when I say, ‘WE,’ I hope you know what I mean by now.”