[LISTEN] Paramore – “Hard Times”

We all know by now that Paramore love to take their time between album cycles, yet surviving the in-between period when they disappear and re-surface again is never going to be less painful. Four years since the career-changing self-titled record (that still sounds as fresh as it was back then), today is the day when…


The new single “Hard Times” premiered today, along with the news of the album release that is as close as less than one month. Mark your calendars for May 12 for some well-deserved After Laughter, kiddos!

What does the new music sound like?

Well, it’s funky AF. “Hard Times” follows through similar pop music from the previous era, with just enough 80’s electronica & an infectious riff that gets you hooked instantly. Despite the emo lyrics like, “Walking around with my little rain cloud hanging over my head,” it is bound to become the summer hit of 2017. As if it were possible, we get more color in the visuals of the music video which sees Paramore joining The 1975 and All Time Low on the neon-aesthetics bandwagon, but we don’t really mind that. The song also welcomes back to the band Zac Farro on drums, after the 2015 departure of bassist Jeremy Davis.

Check out the video for “Hard Times” below:

Dóra Udvardi

Dóra Udvardi

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