Paramore’s New Album Makes Depression Sound Good

After four long years, Paramore is back. The new album After Laughter is a shift from their adored pop-punk sound, but if there’s one thing Paramore excels at, it’s staying on top.

While other early-2000 pop-punk bands have fallen by the wayside, Paramore thrives through tactful reinvention. In their 2013 self-titled album, we began to see a shift in direction toward a more pop sound in hit songs like “Ain’t It Fun” and “Still Into You.”

Now, that change has turned into a revolution inĀ After Laughter which is a fusion of sonic 80s instrumentals (i.e., Talking Heads) with contemporary nuances.

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