Paramore reveal new song ‘This is Why’ to be released this month

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Paramore singer Hayley Williams pictured in 2013
Paramore. (Picture: Wikimedia Commons/Sven-Sebastian Sajak)

Paramore have announced that their comeback single will be titled ‘This is Why’, and will be released later this month.

The trio, whose latest album After Laughter was released in 2017, have been hinting about their return on social media across the last few weeks.

Recently, Paramore posted a brief clip of what sounded like a new song on their Discord and added two Los Angeles concerts to their intimate North America tour that kicks off next month, marking their first live performances in more than four years.

Today (16 September) Paramore shared a photo of them squeezed up against a glass pane with the caption: “‘This is Why,’ the song. Sept 28.”

Earlier this year Paramore revealed that they were in the studio working on their new album.

At the time, singer Hayley Williams explained that she and guitarist Taylor York had been reminiscing over some of their earliest influences before they began writing their sixth record. Despite an affinity with emo music, they said in January that fans shouldn’t necessarily expect a “comeback ’emo’ record”.

This summer saw the frontperson provide another update on Paramore’s sixth album. Williams said on her Everything is Emo podcast that it’s been inspired partly by Bloc Party.

Paramore North American tour dates 2022:

OCTOBER
02 – Bakersfield, California, U.S. – Mechanics Bank Theater
04 – Magna, Utah, U.S. – The Great SaltAir
06 – Omaha, Nebraska, U.S. – Orpheum Theater Omaha
08 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S. – The Criterion
09 – Austin, Texas, U.S. – Austin City Limits
11 – Chesterfield, Missouri, U.S. – The Factory
14 – Bonner Springs, Kansas, U.S. – Azura Amphitheater
16 – Austin, Texas, U.S. – Austin City Limits
20 – Los Angeles, California, U.S. – The Wiltern
22 – Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. – When We Were Young Festival
23 – Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. – When We Were Young Festival
27, 2022 – Los Angeles, California, U.S. – The Belasco
29, 2022 – Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. – When We Were Young Festival

NOVEMBER
07 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – HISTORY
09 – Chicago, Illinois U.S. – The Chicago Theatre
11, – Cincinnati, Ohio U.S. – The Andrew J Brady Music Center
15 – Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. – Tabernacle
16 – St. Augustine, Florida, U.S. – The St. Augustine Amphitheatre
19 – Mexico City, Mexico – Corona Capital Festival