Three years after the release of Paramore’s hugely successful album Brand New Eyes, the Tennessee-bred pop-punk band have wrapped up work on their fourth studio album, which should be released next year.
The past few years have been rocky for Paramore, so it makes sense that it took awhile for this album to be finished. Founding members guitarist Josh Farro and his drummer brother Zac departed from the group at the end of 2010. And it was a kind of messy break-up.
The remaining band members--Williams, bassist Jeremy Davis and guitarist Taylor York--posted a statement statement regarding the split on their site that read: “None of us were really shocked. For the last year it hasn't seemed as if they wanted to be around anymore."
Earlier this year Zac spoke to NME about his departure calling it “awkward.”
“I apologized to them for being miserable and complaining. I don't think it'll be back to what I was, but I just wish them well. I never hated them, we disagree on a few things, but when I left, it wasn't an emotional decision, I really thought about it and I knew it was right."
Paramore’s fourth album is produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen, who for the past 10 years has been best known as the bassist in Beck's band. But he also production chops; Meldal-Johnsen co-produced M83's acclaimed Hurry Up, We're Dreaming album.