Posted on: June 1st, 2018 5:39 am
As Paramore embark on the most successful year of their career, there seems to be no limit as to what they can accomplish. The band’s last 2007 album RIOT! has sold over two million copies worldwide, the group was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2008 for”Best New Artist” and even their live CD/DVD The Final Riot! has gone gold.
Never content to rest on their laurels, Paramore continue to look toward the future and can’t wait to see what the next few years have in store for them.
Considering the fact that RIOT! went gold in Ireland, Canada, New Zealand and the U.K. and the band cracked the top five on the radio charts in the U.K. Australia, Mexico, Brazil, France, Germany and Southeast Asia, this global success story had a lot to live up to with brand new eyes. Co-produced by the band and Rob Cavallo (Green Day, My Chemical Romance), who Paramore also worked with on the track “Decode” from the double-platinum soundtrack for the movie Twilight, the album is also the first disc to officially feature new guitarist Taylor York—although York has been a writing partner and frequent touring member since the band’s inception back in 2004.
“It’s really nice having Taylor there because he’s the only other guitarist that I trust with our songs,” Josh explains. “It’s so exciting to be a five-piece again,” Hayley concurs, “that’s what we were originally intended to be, so I think the writing process was a lot more rewarding having him there.” While Josh and Hayley once again made up the main songwriting team on brand new eyes, Hayley is also quick to stress that this album is the most collaborative creation of the band’s career, a fact that is evident in the disc’s sonic diversity.
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