Four years on from the release of their last album, pop-punk giants Paramore have returned to ceremonious fanfare. Here’s just a few of the many reasons why we’re so looking forward to their upcoming album, After Laughter.
1. Their latest song is just what we wanted!
This week the band released ‘Hard Times‘, the first single from After Laughter, and we reckon it deserves all the trending it’s getting. Like their last eponymous album, it’s definitely on the more pop side of the pop-punk spectrum, with a cheery ’80s-style keyboard melody playing off some of their darkest lyrics in recent years. The roots in rock are still clear, though, showing off the evolution in their style. The video matches this tone, hitting a sort of pastel grunge style with more ’80s influences.