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Paramore premieres new ’This Is Why’ song, “The News”

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Paramore has premiered a new song called “The News,” which will appear on the band’s upcoming album, This Is Why.

As its title suggests, “The News” reflects Hayley Williams and company’s experience in the world since 2020.

“Lyrically, it probably explains itself,” Williams says. “The 24-hr news cycle is just impossible to comprehend. And I feel a pang of guilt when I unplug to protect my headspace. The common reaction, or non-reaction, seems to be dissociation. Not one of us is innocent of that and who could blame us?”

You can listen to “The News” now via digital outlets and watch its accompanying video streaming now on YouTube.

This Is Why, the long-awaited follow-up to 2017’s After Laughter, arrives February 10. “The News” is the second song to be released from the album, following the title track.

Paramore will launch a U.S. headlining tour in support of This Is Why in May. They’re also opening select dates on Taylor Swift‘s stadium tour in March.

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