When Hayley Williams, brothers Josh and Zac Farro, Jeremy Davis, and Jason Bynum got together after school to jam, they became Paramore. Davis was the only band member over the age of 18, therefore Hayley’s parents drove the rest of the band to concerts and festivals. The band, from Franklin, Tennessee, was signed to Atlantic Records and Fueled By Ramen in 2005 after catching the eye of record label officials. But soon after, Davis departed the group, claiming “personal reasons,” and John Hembree took his place as the bassist.
Fourth self-titled album
First as a trio, Paramore’s self-titled fourth album was released in 2012. The band’s direction changed with this album, as they returned with a whole new style and sound. The album debuted at No. 1 on both the US Billboard 200 and the UK Album chart as a result of the shift.
The band get back in the studio
The group confirmed in Jan 2022 that they were back in the studio recording their sixth album – the first in five years. While there’s currently no title or release date for the new record, the Tennessee trio promised the return of riffs to Paramore’s sound as the album will feature “more emphasis on the guitar” than 2017’s ‘After Laughter’, according to vocalist Hayley Williams.
Paramore Merch History
In 2002, at age 13, vocalist Hayley Williams moved from her hometown Meridian, Mississippi, to Franklin, Tennessee,where she met brothers Josh Farro and Zac Farro at a weekly supplemental program for home-schooled students.Shortly after arriving, she began taking vocal lessons with Brett Manning.Prior to forming Paramore, Williams and bassist Jeremy Davis, along with friend Kimee Read, took part in a funk cover band called the Factory, while Josh and Zac Farro had practiced together after school.The other members of what was soon to be Paramore had been “edgy about the whole female thing” of having Williams as vocalist, but, because they were good friends, she started writing for them. Williams said of the members when she first met them, “They were the first people I met who were as passionate about music as I was.”