Paramore’s new album is influenced by Bloc Party, says Hayley Williams
Hayley Williams has revealed that Paramore’s next album is influenced by Bloc Party.
On his Everything Is Emo podcast, Williams began praising Bloc Party’s 2005 record “Silent Alarm.”
“We really enjoyed this band, me and all my friends, we loved that record and it always reminds me to get my driver’s license. I paid my mom the money I got from the release advance we got on our first album to buy the rest. of the car notes I had for this old Mazda 626. I think I paid $3,000 and named her Miss Anne and covered her in stickers. I always had ‘Silent Alarm’ by Bloc Party on the car. She was one of your favourites, and then there really aren’t any bad songs on it.
Later in the episode, Williams revealed that Paramore has been writing new music for the past 18 months and that Bloc Party has been a constant influence.
“From day one, Bloc Party was the number one reference because their sound was so urgent that it was different from the fast punk or pop-punk or Emo bands with a heavy wall of sound that were being produced in the early 90s. ” he said.
“They had their own thing and it was so unique and so dynamic, and it really affected us. And I’m so thankful for this band, I’m so thankful that they’re back, that they’re playing shows, that they’re They are putting out great songs, and that makes me even more excited to go out into the world again, and maybe cross paths with the band that has been such a big part of our history since day one.”
Earlier in the year, it was revealed that Paramore were in the studio working on a guitar-heavy follow-up to 2017’s ‘After Laughter’. “Our production has always been all over the place and with this project it’s no different.”
Elsewhere in the UK-focused episode of Everything Is Emo, Williams called Wolf Alice “one of the brightest stars to come out of the UK,” saying the Arctic Monkeys were an emo band, as good to be “Sheffield’s best export – Sorry Jarvis Cocker free,.
Speaking of The 1975, Williams said: “What an influential band, a band that does whatever they want. Man, that’s really inspiring when you see other bands follow their own path. I love it .”
He praised the growth of Foals there over the years. “I have a lot of respect for this band’s journey and how they continue to develop. I think it takes a lot of guts as well. I think every time we went home to write a new album, or we have an album in the making but we haven’t presented it to the world It’s a scary feeling It can be painful to emerge in a new way and basically grow up in front of the world Every time a band resurfaces with a new image, a new mood, I think it’s brave and cool and I’m really enjoying it.
While no details have been announced about Paramore’s sixth album, the band has confirmed a North American tour later this year.
The band later revealed that $1 from every ticket sold for upcoming shows will be donated to three organizations: ARC Southeast, Kansas Abortion Fund and Women’s Shelters Canada.