Paramore has released the second single from their forthcoming album, After Laughter (out May 12th via Fueled by Ramen). The single titled “Told You So” was released via Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show today at 12:30pm EST, the first single released a week ago called “Hard Times” which instantly became a fan favorite. The new album is available for pre-order now.
“Told You So was one of the first pieces of music Taylor sent me, I had like a little rental car cause I moved back home.” Hayley Williams stated “Thankfully I could put the USB Drive in the car, and I would just drive around listening to it, especially back and forth to Taylor’s house, and I would just kind of sing out little rhythmic things to myself and ya know there were no words but this was another one that really intimated me cause it was like I have all these melody ideas because there is so much melody going on and so much rhythm going on, It’s so inspiring but how am I going to fit what I feel into that. Like it’s just going to be so hard, and it took a minute and we changed the lyrics and I think I changed the lyrics to the verse a couple of times.” she continued. Listen to the full interview with Hayley Williams and Zane Lowe below.
Zac wrote and directed today’s video for “Told You So,” According to FADER. Zac told FADER that he based the video on the band’s car rides after recording sessions in L.A. Singer Hayley Williams told FADER that “Zac noticed that my anxiety and overall state was just a lot more peaceful on those drives, and mentioned to me that it made him happy to see me rest for a moment. It means a lot that they conceptualized a video around a passing moment we had as friends. There’s darkness and suspense and then there’s a sense of unity in the full band shots in the car,” Williams said, “where we all wear red and dance together to the music.” Williams also stated to FADER that Paramore used Zac’s actual car for filming and the rest of the video was show in Taylor York’s house with friends. Zac has mentioned “Told You So” being a very visual song to him, Zac saying that “The rhythms and lyrics caught my attention from day one. So I knew the music video needed to be equally as striking and rhythmic.” Read more on FADER.