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It has been three years since the release of Brand New Eyes, but the wait for Paramore's new album is almost over.
MTV News reports that, after over a year of hard work, Hayley Williams, Jeremy Davis and Taylor York, better known as Paramore, announced details of their forthcoming album, which they decided to name Paramore.
In a blog post, which was posted on the band’s official website Thursday, it was announced that Paramore would be released April 9. And explained why they chose the title.
“We are ready to spill the beans about what we've been doing over the last *coughYEARcough*. With the most pride and passion we could ever possibly express, we would like to announce that this album, our fourth freaking album... Will be self-titled, 'Paramore',” it was announced.
So far, all three of the band’s albums have been given a name. In 2005, they released their debut, All We Know is Falling, followed by Riot! in 2007, and of course, Brand New Eyes in 2009. This time around, since the trio experienced tough times and departures of two members since their last release, they wanted to pick a title which was more personal.
“It has been self-titled through nearly the entire process. In fact, what usually takes us weeks on end to sum up and put a label on only took us a five minute conversation this time around,” the band wrote. “The whole making of this album was a rediscovering of ourselves as a band and as friends. It was a process that allowed us the freedom to explore new territory artistically and to liberate ourselves as musicians, singers, as people! Sincerely, we feel that the best way to give it a name is just to call it what it is. This album is us.”
With a title that is simple, yet very telling, the band’s lead single will be called “Now,” which represents their victory as a band.
“We love this song. It just feels like the perfect way to start this new journey we are embarking on not only as a band but as a movement,” the post continued. “To show people that you can lose battles but come back and win full on wars. You can rise from ashes. You can make something out of even less than nothing. The only thing you have to do is keep moving forward!”
They are “prouder than ever and more excited now than ever” to be a band, and no doubt excited for April 9.