Paramore Release New Song “The News,” A “Happy Medium Between Classic Paramore Angst” & Fresh Influences

Paramore give fans yet another taste of their highly anticipated sixth studio album, This is Why, which arrives on February 10, 2023, with the release of their new single, “The News.” Hot on the heels of “This Is Why,” the…

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Paramore give fans yet another taste of their highly anticipated sixth studio album, This is Why, which arrives on February 10, 2023, with the release of their new single, “The News.”

Hot on the heels of “This Is Why,” the title track from the forthcoming project, the newest single delivers lyrics full of feelings of powerlessness and angst that come with the desire to remain educated and engaged with current events.

“War, a war, a war on the far side / On the other side of the planet / And I’ve got war, a war, a war right behind my eyes / Right behind them just like a headache / So I turn on the news

Turn off the news / Every second, our collective heart breaks / All together, every single head shakes / Shut your eyes, but it won’t go away,” sings lead vocalist Hayley Williams.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Directed by Mike Kluge and Matthew DeLisi and filmed in Paramore’s hometown of Nashville, TN, the pop-punk superstars’ accompanying video was inspired by their favorite horror movies and thrillers.

Watch the official music video for “The News” below.

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“‘The News’ is one of those songs that came together pretty quickly and felt exciting from the start. It feels like a happy medium between classic Paramore angst and bringing in some influences we’ve always had but never exploited,” shared Williams. “Watching Zac track drums for this one was one of my favorite memories from the studio. Lyrically, it probably explains itself. The 24-hr news cycle is just impossible to comprehend. And I feel a pang of guilt when I unplug to protect my headspace. The common reaction, or non-reaction, seems to be dissociation. Not one of us is innocent of that and who could blame us?”

The excitement for Paramore’s live shows continues to build as the Grammy-winning trio gears up to take the stage at venues and arenas across the globe. The group will headline Glendale, AZ’s Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest on Feb. 9 and are set to join Taylor Swift on March 17 for the opening night of her Eras Tour. Before hitting the road, Paramore will perform at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House on Feb. 6 for an intimate album release show.

Next spring, the band will embark on their headlining global tour in support of This is Why, taking South America by storm in March, followed by a UK leg in April and a North American stint beginning in May.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Produced by Live Nation, the North American leg of the tour is set to begin at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC on May 23rd, making stops at iconic venues including New York’s Madison Square Garden, the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Austin’s Moody Center, the Kia Forum in Los Angeles, the Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle and more. The stint will come to a close on August 2nd at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN.

PARAMORE IN NORTH AMERICA TOUR DATES:  

Tue May 23 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center*×

Thu May 25 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena*×

Sat May 27 – Atlantic City, NJ – Adjacent Festival!

Tue May 30 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden*×

Fri June 02 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena*×

Sun Jun 04 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse*×

Mon Jun 05 – Indianapolis, IN – Gainbridge Fieldhouse*×

Wed Jun 07 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena*×

Thu Jun 08 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena*×

Sat Jun 10 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center*×

Sun Jun 11 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paint Arena*×

Tue Jun 13 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center*×

Wed Jun 14 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live*×

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Thu Jul 06 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center+°

Sat Jul 08 – Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena+°

Sun Jul 09 – Austin, TX – Moody Center+°

Tue Jul 11 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center+°

Thu Jul 13 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena+°

Sun Jul 16 – San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena+

Wed Jul 19 – Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum+

Sat Jul 22 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center+

Mon Jul 24 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena+°

Tue Jul 25 – Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum+°

Thu Jul 27 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Arena+°

Sat Jul 29 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center+°

Sun Jul 30 – St Louis, MO – Enterprise Center+°

Wed Aug 02 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center+°

*With Support Bloc Party
+With Support from Foals
°With Support from The Linda Lindas
×With Support from Genesis Owusu
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Ally Roden graduated from Belmont University where she studied Corporate Communications and Music Business. After numerous internships within public relations and music business, including her time at Red Light Management and PLA Media, Roden began her work in digital media while freelancing on the side. In addition to writing for Music Mayhem, she has her work published in a variety of online and print publications. In her free time when she’s not working or interviewing Nashville’s rising artists for her personal music-focused podcast, Roden enjoys hanging out with her mini-aussie doodle Ollie and reading a good thriller.

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