Hayley Williams has been focusing on her solo career for the past year and a half, releasing two albums: Petals For Armor in 2020 and Flowers For Vases/Descansos in 2021. But, as she’s recently said, she’s ready to return to working with Paramore, and it appears that a new album, their first since 2017’s After Laughter, is on the way.
At the very least, they’re talking about it. Last night, Williams shared a screenshot of a text conversation between Paramore drummer Zac Farro and herself. In it, Farro shared a trio of emojis, two old men and an old woman, and wrote, “Paramore 6,” a reference to the band’s next album, which would be their sixth. The two then exchanged much-written laughter. Williams captioned her post, “We! Are! Getting old!”
Williams made it clear in February that she’s up for more Paramore. Williams replied to a fan who asked if she has any more solo songs she could release, saying, “There are more songs, yeah but I’m not planning on another solo album and I’m not sure if they’d be great for Paramore. I’m ready for the next Paramore album. Let’s go.” In other responses, she said she’s excited to see how the band’s songwriting has evolved since their last effort and to see how the new songs sound.
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