With Tennessee rockers Paramore enjoying the most successful album and single of of the band’s tumultuous career (last year’s eponymous full-length and “Ain’t It Fun,” respectively), followed by the co-headlining Monumentour with Fall Out Boy, their legions of diehard fans are already chomping at the bit for new music.
The trio gamely addressed questions about their next album during a Radio.com interview backstage at this year’s We Can Survive show at L.A.’s Hollywood Bowl, exchanging nervous smiles before tackling the issue.
“Our managers are probably asking us what’s going on with the follow-up, too,” joked bassist Jeremy Davis. “I feel like we’re taking a little bit of time. I feel like our heads and bodies need a little bit of time to decompress after a long tour and just working this whole record. It’s been crazy, but so important to have the down time. We’ve been home for a minute and all of us are kind of itching to get back out. But you know, it’s good to have that space creatively just to travel and go somewhere new.”
“And just to live. You have to have things to write about and to say,” interjected flame-haired frontwoman Hayley Williams. “It’s really important for us, anyway, because the songs are so personal. There are no songs really to speak of yet, but I think it’s almost an encouraging thing to know that we’re taking the time to live right now.”