TERAZ ROCK (04/2013) - Paramore for the first time on the cover of the biggest polish rock magazine. Interview with Taylor York.
“High school drama” - Paramore’s musicians today are joking about sudden events from three years ago. The truth is that the group found itself on the edge of the collapse that time. However they recovered and moving in the new direction on the album entitled just “Paramore”.
Introduction refers to the band’s history, Farro brothers departure and recording the new album. The interview doesn’t show anything new or suprising, but not often Taylor says so much.
Things that we find out from telephone interview with Taylor who was that time in Berlin:
- They felt for a moment that it could be the end of Paramore, but willingness to make music kept them alive.
- Taylor laughs today about it and names it “High school drama”, but it still hurts and as the years passed it hurts even more. Although they’re getting through this.
- He claims that he and Hayley aren’t the core of the group, but three of them do. But in terms of composing music - yes.
- He said that he had met Hayley when he was 12 and she seemed to be the coolest person he had ever met. They’ve created together “Oh Star” after classes in her house accidentally.
Now the situation looks similar - everything is fresh and natural again.
- The interviewer asked how do look like from Taylor’s point of view Hayley’s words when just before recording the new album she’s announced that she had became a woman. He answered that in spite of being vulnerable to influences in this age she definetly found herself and that impacts on music. And it concerns to all of them, they tried to grow up in the middle of unusual situation.
He said that they have changed a lot since the last record had been released and art has to keep up with it.
- Trying to make similar music to their old albums wasn’t giving them any satisfaction. It’s another proof that they have grown up and they’re ready to evolve. Taylor was suprised of music that attracted Hayley, he wasn’t even suspecting it.
- Their new method of recording: open up to the current situation instead of entering in a specific structure.
- They all were worried of the result of putting gospel choir in Ain’t It Fun, but at the end it turned out as the best part of the session.
- Taylor had been asked if the religious aspect is important for them. He said that faith is an individual thing. When it’s fundamental then there’s no choice - everything’s filtered by it. It’s part of them. They’re not conservative christians but they have some moral code that they try to follow. They all make wrong things and that’s normal and more than morality they focus on loving people and living with dignity.
- He claimed that 80’s pop is the thing that always attracted Paramore and it influenced the new album.
- “Now” was a misdirection when it comes to overall picture of the new album. Taylor says that any song as a first single would be a misdirection because the whole album is eclectic.
“Now” definetly doesn’t represent the content of album, but Taylor said that it’s good. It was just a statement that they’re changing but they’re still a rock band.
- The song says that you are aware that there is something ahead of you and you are trying reach for it and you want it now.
Paramore were in a situation requiring changes and move forward.
PS. Sorry for grammar and spelling mistakes!
Paramore Now - 22nd January 2013
Taylor “playing” Monster Outro @ Reading Festival 2012
Paramore @ Reading Festival 2012
Hayley Williams @Reading Festival 2012
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Paramore @Reading Festival 2012
ps sorry for the quality but that was only available video
Jeremy Davis in Monster music video
Hayley Williams during Hello Cold World in Edinburgh