Paramore Shares New Song ‘This Is Why’, Announces Sixth Album

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Paramore has officially released their first new music since their 2017 album, After the laugh. Paramore’s latest single, “This is Why”, is out now – just as the pop-rockers led by Hayley Williams promised. A new era has arrived.

As revealed alongside the new song on Wednesday, September 28, the track shares its title with Paramore’s sixth studio album, That is whywhich is released on February 10, 2023.

Listen to “That’s Why” at the bottom of this article.

Last year, Williams, who has also since gone solo, prepared listeners for Paramore’s return. A few weeks ago, the band shared the title and release date for “This Is Why.” Earlier this week, Williams framed the song in a note to fans. In October, Paramore embarked on their first tour in four years. Get tickets here.

Earlier this month, Paramore fans saw the group’s renewed activity when the band members each changed their profile pictures on Instagram. The new photos showed Williams, drummer Zac Farro and instrumentalist Taylor York pressing their faces against glass.

Afterwards, an enigmatic song sample was teased. Earlier this year, Williams came out of a social media hiatus to share a throwback photo of Paramore, preparing for the comeback.

About the new song, Williams explained in a press release, “‘This Is Why’ was the very last song we wrote for the album. To be honest, I was so tired of writing lyrics, but Taylor convinced Zac and I that we should work on that last idea, and what came out of it was the title track for the whole album.

She adds: “That sums up the plethora of ridiculous, roller coaster emotions of being alive in 2022, having survived even just the last 3 or 4 years. You would think that after a global pandemic of fucking biblical proportions and the impending doom of a dying planet, which humans would have found deep within to be kinder or more empathetic or something.”

Paramore has been a pop-punk favorite since delighting listeners with debut albums such as All we know is falling (2005) and Brand new eyes (2009). Their 2007 single “Misery Business” continues to inform modern pop. See Paramore’s tour dates below the song lyrics and music video.

Paramore, “This Is Why” lyrics (via Genius)

If you have an opinion
Maybe you should hustle him
Or maybe you could shout it
It might be best to keep it

To yourself (To yourself)
To yourself (To yourself)

That’s why I don’t leave the house
You say the coast is clear
But you won’t catch me
Oh why?
That is why

Better be convinced
‘Cause we were crimes of passion
The survival of the fittest
Are you with us or
you can keep it

To yourself (To yourself)
To yourself (To yourself)
To yourself, yourself, yourself
To yourself (To yourself)

That’s why I don’t leave the house
You say the coast is clear
But you won’t catch me
Oh why?
That is why
That’s why I don’t leave the house
You say the coast is clear
But you won’t catch me
Oh why?
That is why

One step behind your door
Might as well have been a free fall
One step behind your door
Fall down an endless hallway
One step behind your door
It might as well have been a free fall
One step behind your door
And I’m falling like a cannonball

Paramore, “That’s Why” (music video)

Paramore Fall 2022 North American Tour Dates

October 2 – Bakersfield, CA @ Mechanics Bank Theater
October 4 – Magna, Utah @ The Great Salt Air
October 6 – Omaha, Neb. @ The Orpheum
October 8 – Oklahoma City, Okla. @ The Criterion
October 9 – Austin, Texas @ ACL Music Festival
October 11 – Chesterfield, Missouri @ The Factory
October 14 – Bonner Springs, Kan. @Azura
October 16 – Austin, TX @ ACL Music Festival
October 22 – Las Vegas, Nevada @ When We Were Young
October 23 – Las Vegas, Nevada @ When We Were Young
October 29 – Las Vegas, Nevada @ When We Were Young
November 7 – Toronto, Ontario @ History
November 9 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theater
November 11 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Brady Music
November 15 – Atlanta, Ga. @ The Tabernacle
November 16 – St. Augustine, Fla. @ St. Aug. Amp.
November 19 – Mexico City, Mexico, @ Corona Capital Fest

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