Paramore releases second single “The News” from upcoming album, This is Why

Hang in there Paramore fans! The wait is almost over. After 5 years, Paramore is following up its album After Laughter with the release of the highly anticipated 6th studio album, This is Why. Set to drop on February 10, 2023, vocalist Hayley Williams, Taylor York (guitar), and Zac Farro (drums) have graciously eased the minds of eager listeners by releasing 2 singles from the upcoming album.

The first single released was the title track, “This is Why” and was dropped in conjunction with the album release announcement and a music video. The newest single released, “The News” dropped earlier this month and is receiving rave reviews from music lovers worldwide.

Lyrically, “The News” discusses the juxtaposition of being aware of the deplorable state of the world while remaining safe behind our computer screens. As humans, we are in a constant battle for awareness, responsibility and maintaining our mental health. Williams does an excellent job of using music to reflect on these battles. 

“Every second, our collective heart breaks

All together, every single head shakes

Shut your eyes, but it won’t go away

Turn on, turn off the news

Every second, our collective heart brеaks

All together, evеry single head shakes

Shut your eyes, but it won’t go away

Turn on, turn off the news”

Turning off the news does not remove the devastation of war-torn nations but it does allow us a reprieve from it for the sake of self-care but should we embrace a reprieve when those within the nation are not allowed that luxury?

Paramore has brought up an important point within mankind and humanity in a world that has impacted the majority of us in such an exhausting manner over the last few years.

Previously, Paramore has mentioned that fans can expect heavier guitar riffs within This is Why, so if you’re a fan of the earliest Paramore sound you’ll be a fan this upcoming album as well. 

We can’t wait to hear the rest of the album and take in the lessons Paramore is sharing with us.

Check out the video below to see why I gave this a personal rating of 9 out of 10. You can also pre-save/preorder the album on all music platforms as well as on the Paramore website!

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Disclaimer: All views presented in this album review are those of the reviewer and not necessarily those of Top Shelf Music.

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