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More Music! "Hard Times" by Paramore

More Music! "Hard Times" by Paramore

Oh, snap! I am super excited about this one, you guys!

As some of you may know, Paramore dropped a sassy new single yesterday, along with an announcement that their first album in FOUR YEARS will be out next month. WHAAAAT?!

As if that news alone wasn’t enough, it turns out that this new single is FIRE! I have been listening to it on repeat since I first heard it, and I don’t see an end in sight. (My poor neighbors!)

It is SO. MUCH. FUN! It’s the perfect song to put a pep in your step this spring, so throw on some headphones and get to groovin’, kids. This might be your new anthem. (I know it’s mine!)

It’s slightly reminiscent of their song “Ain’t It Fun” from a few years ago, but even more funky and upbeat. Just as with "Aint It Fun", I can’t help but dance every time it plays.

In true Paramore fashion, this song is not only fun, but it's also very well done. This track leaves me hopeful and optimistic about the upcoming album, After Laughter, which is out on May 12th.

Now, don't even get me started on the snazzy, 80s/90s style video. In all of it's hectic glory, this video is a sight for sore eyes. Bright colors, killer outfits, and some epic dance moves - all of these come together to create a crazy fun video sure to make you smile. 

Josh and I were fortunate enough to see these guys (and gal) hit the stage at Hangout Fest in 2015, and it was there that I fell even more in love with them than I already was. I feel the need to tell you that this video is not an over-exaggeration of the band's energy. Their liveliness on stage is just as spectacular, and that is one of the main reasons that I can't get enough of them.

I have been looking forward to new music from Paramore for quite some time. Now that I’ve gotten a taste of their most recent stuff, I am just biding time until I get to see them perform again!

So, my dears, without further ado, here it is! Paramore’s new single, “Hard Times” - Check it out and let me know what you think! I dare you to try not to dance! 

New York State Chinese Lantern Festival

New York State Chinese Lantern Festival

Our Honeymoon Adventures: Muir Woods National Monument

Our Honeymoon Adventures: Muir Woods National Monument