Paramore’s “number one reference” for his upcoming album is Block Party.
The ‘Misery Business’ group has been writing material for their sixth LP in the past 18 months and frontwoman Hayley Williams has admitted that they are inspired by the “urgency” of the ‘Banquet’ hitmakers.
She said: “From day one, Block Party was the number one reference because there was so much urgency to their sound that was different from the loud punk or pop punk or loud wall of sound emo bands that were happening in the early 2000s.
“They had their own thing and it was so unique and so dynamic, and it really stuck with us. And I’m really really grateful to this band, I’m so grateful they’re back, those shows.” They’re putting out great songs, and it makes me feel even more excited to be back in the world, and maybe cross paths with a band that’s been a big part of our story since day one. “
Hayley is still a huge fan of the group’s 2005 record ‘Silent Alarm’ and it brings back fond memories for her.
Speaking on her ‘Everything Is Emo’ podcast, she said: “We loved this band, me and all my friends, we were really into that album and it always reminds me to get my driver’s license.
“I paid my mom money I got from a publication advance we got from her first album to buy the rest of the car notes she had for this old Mazda 626. I think I Paid $3000, I named her Miss Anne, I covered her in stickers.
“Block Party’s ‘silent alarm’ was always on in the car. It was a favorite, and it really doesn’t have a bad track.”
Hayley also admitted that he found The 1975 work “inspirational”.
He said aloud: “What an influential band, a band that does whatever it wants to do. Again, it’s really inspiring when you see other bands following their arrows. I love it “
And the 33-year-old singer is impressed with how the foals have changed over the years.
She said: “I really respect this band’s journey and how they continue to evolve.
“I think it also takes a lot of guts. I think every time we’ve gone home to write a new album, or we have an album, but haven’t presented it to the world, it’s really I have a scary feeling. It can be nerve-wracking to present yourself in a new way and, inevitably, grow up in front of the world.
“Whenever a band re-emerges with a new picture, a new frame of mind, I think it’s daring and cool and I’m really enjoying their development.”