Ann Powers, Poop Lasagna, and a bag that may or may not contain F*cks
The weekly Paramore roundup 12/16
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NPR’s All Songs Considered ranked “This Is Why” their #7 song of 2022!!! I LOVE this ranking because I feel like the NPR-ers historically have been kind of meh toward Paramore. Ann Powers, one of my LITERALLL favorite music writers, said,
“The song somehow breaks through the idea that the world is messed up—and becomes a coping mechanism. And the band has never felt more locked-in…they are just at their peak form, and really ready to take on the world again now that it is generally acknowledged that they are one of the most important bands of the 21st century.”
I JUST………….. I’m dead. I’m in my grave. Goodbye.
If you watch one Paramore thing this week, it should be this video from before their last NYC show. (Or either of the two TikToks I mention below.) It’s nothing earth-shattering; it’s just cute and the vibes are great. Special shoutout to Taylor’s Kim Cattrall shirt, the real star of the video.
Hey look, it’s my favorite band talking about my favorite band!
Hayley re: Jimmy Eat World’s influence on Paramore: “They continue to show us that you can stay in a band with the friends that you grew up with and like, enjoy it and do it the right way. When you’re in this…industry that can be so soul-sucking, sometimes you just kinda need guiding lights to show you that there’s right ways to do it.”
You can watch the full interview here. It’s great. They also talk about Billie Eilish, and how much Zac wants to meet Paul McCartney (if you know me IRL you know I’m OBSESSED with Paul McCartney so this one was huge for my Personal Lore).
“This Is Why” (the song) was voted BBC’s hottest record of the year!
This is from a few weeks ago but look at Hayley’s bag lol
Paramore touring guitarist Brian Robert Jones wrote a song called “Poop Lasagna.” Funny story, before he joined Paramore, I knew him from TikTok because he made one of my favorite TikToks of all time, an original song called “Shit On My Ass.” I have probably watched it a hundred thousand times. It is also on Spotify if you care to enjoy it there.
Avril Lavigne revealed in an interview that Hayley once wrote her a letter thanking her for her influence in music
Other funny stuff, starting with Zac being a silly goose in a TikTok posted by Elke, their friend and opener on a few recent tour dates
Sorry for the Matty Healy overload…… He really snuck in here. I’ll be back with another one next Friday and maybe some other stuff in the meantime if I’m not too busy with my Deadbeat Office Job.
Katie from Paramore*
*Hayley had/has “Hayley from Paramore” as her name on social media so a lot of fan accounts (I guess now including me) do it too
How many days til This Is Why comes out? I’m glad you asked:
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