Paramore’s new album, After Laughter, will be out in a few days and the band has already introduced us to not one, but two of its tracks over just the last couple of weeks.
Following the – somewhat ironically – upbeat Hard Times, Told You So reveals a similar music pattern, with Paramore once again steering clear of their characteristic pop-punk style. The track gives off this sort of breezy, summery vibe (even though its lyrics have nothing to do with that), almost inviting us to take a long ride to the beach.
That’s probably why it then seems natural seeing the band riding happily in a car. Drummer Zac Farro, who also directed the clip, had something else in mind, though, when coming up with the idea. In collaboration with Aaron Joseph, he based the concept on the band’s car rides after past recording sessions in L.A.
“Zac noticed that my anxiety and overall state was just a lot more peaceful on those drives and mentioned to me that it made him happy to see me rest for a moment,” frontwoman Hayley Williams told The FADER. “It means a lot that they conceptualized a video around a passing moment we had as friends.”
And it’s true; there’s just something relaxing about watching them ride that car, all dressed up in red! Plus, this album is getting more and more interesting…
* After Laughter is due for release on May 12.