Tennesse pop-punk-rock band Paramore’s self-titled album features 19 tracks including three noteworthy interludes. The acoustic interlude tracks, “Moving On,” “Holiday” and “I’m NotAngry Anymore,” seem like one interconnected song to listen to in front of a summer bonfire with close friends. It’s acoustically heartfelt with straightforward lyrics.
“Still Into You,” the latest single, is a raw, pop-sounding tune that draws similarities to their debut album, Riot!. Hayley Williams makes a bold statement to her ex-band members, Josh and Zac Farro, with the eye-opener, “Fast In My Car.” It’s a grungy, synthetic vibe and she sings, “No one’s the same as they use to be/Much as we try to pretend.”
“Grow Up” hints at the past struggles Williams dealt with, “Some of us have to grow up sometimes/ And so if I have to, I’m gonna leave you behind.” Four years later, it’s about time to move along. Recommended tracks include “Hate To See Your Heart Break,” “Daydreaming,” Fast In My Car,” “Grow Up” and “(One of Those) Crazy Girls.” Paramore is back and better than ever.