Paramore are known for their energetic live show, but they decided to slow things down at a recent Denver concert in order to honor Robin Williams.
The band dedicated "Last Hope" to the late comedian, with frontwoman Hayley Williams launching into a passionate speech. She began by recalling the first time Paramore played in the Colorado capital, running out of breath during their performance of "Whoa" and laying on the stage for the rest of the track. The singer is no stranger to the rollercoaster that is life, and made sure to express the sentiment to her audience.
"There was a point right before we released the new record, actually when we were writing it, that this song sort of spilled out of us," she said. "I realized how sad we had been. We had been in this place where we weren't content or fulfilled anymore."
"It was very scary. It was very depressing, then this song happened, and a light came on. It was amazing how much I realized that I was a part of something... that we, the three of us, were a part of something," she continued. "I want you to know before you leave tonight that you, being here tonight, listening to any of your favorite bands, writing songs yourself, writing poems, reading books, any of that: you're a part of something. It goes on way longer than any of us will be alive. You are a part of something. Please know that. This song goes out to Robin Williams. It's called 'Last Hope.'"
The rendition of the song itself is very touching, with the band taking a backseat to a chorus from the audience.
Watch the full speech and performance above.