Paramore’s Hayley Williams Talks New Album, Names Favorite Band

2012-05-25

Story by Anne Erickson

Paramore are in the studio, working on their fourth studio album

Paramore are hard at work on their upcoming fourth studio album alongside famed rock producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen. It’s a big collaboration, and singer Hayley Williams says that she couldn’t be happier to be making music with the former Beck and Nine Inch Nails bass player on their latest release.

“At this point, we have recorded one song with Justin,” Williams told Buzznet. “That time in the studio was easily the most relaxed, inspired, and liberating experiences we have had in any studio thus far. We are huge fans of [Justin’s] work not only as a producer but as a musician, writer and musical director.”

As for the new tracks, Williams thinks she’s matured as a songwriter since Paramore unleashed their last full-length, 2009’s “Brand New Eyes. “I am laughing things off a lot more easily these days than I was at 19, when I wrote the last album,” the singer said. “Even the songs with the more serious subject matter feel less toiled and troubled. Musically, I am most inspired by the personality captured in every instrument. That, to me, is actually what is making up this newer sound that is happening.”

Switching gears to Williams’ favorite band of the moment, she exclaimed that her “favorite band has always been mewithoutYou… For like ten years now. But my love for music stemmed from old Motown artists like The Temptations. Right now, I’m loving Alabama Shakes cause they’ve got those vibes but it’s grittier. So great.”

 




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