Well, first of all this album cycle we’ve just been more intentional I think about really having more women around. For me, it’s a little bit of a selfish thing ‘cause for so long I was always the only female performer on tour. Especially when we were younger and we’d get booked onto other tours I was always the only girl. And it actually affected my sense of femininity and that part of my identity for a long time. So it’s sorta just been natural timing and also our collective interest as a band to have female energy around and obviously the music is awesome too.
I woke up from that crash with one less bandmate… another fight about money and who wrote what songs. And I had a wedding ring on, despite breaking off the engagement only months before. A lot happened within a short time. But then I didn’t eat, I didn’t sleep, I didn’t laugh… for a long time. I’m still hesitant to call it depression. Mostly out of fear people will put it in a headline, as if depression is unique and interesting and deserves a click. Psychology is interesting. Depression is torment.
We wrote and wrote and I never liked what I put to the music Taylor sent me. His stuff sounded inspired. My parts sounded, to me, like someone dead in the eyes.
This is really great and worth the read.
We’re partnering with HeadCount to give people a chance to register to vote before midterm elections. They’ll be at the shows all summer and we’d like to encourage young people coming out to take this chance to make their presence known and their convictions noted.
We’re really fortunate to have been on two different sides of what the internet has done for bands. There’s times it just feels absolutely too much. But it was a tool for us early on and it felt very pure… Not only was that vital to the vibe of the shows and the touring aspect of everything, but it helped us grow. Doing [Parahoy!] all these years later, we’ve found a lot of people out in the crowd are the same people from the early years. It’s this tangible, multicultural thing — people are coming from all over the world — and yet we’re part of a real community. I’m really proud of that — in 2018, it’s hard to imagine the internet did something so pure.
“Broadway Does Paramore” is going on tonight at The Green Room 42 in New York:
Marissa O’Donnell (SHREK the Musical) brings you “Broadway Does Paramore,” an awesome night of energetic, alternative angst! Sing along with some of Broadway’s hottest pop/rock voices. From the hardcore emo-pop fan favorite “Misery Business” to the heart wrenching “The Only Exception,” you’re in for a night to remember with “Broadway Rocks Paramore” at The Green Room 42! Join us for a bad-ass night jamming to other favorites “That’s What You Get,” “crushcrushcrush” and “Still Into You.”
Performers include Danny Quadrino (Wicked, Newsies), Brynn Williams (SpongeBob SquarePants, 13 the Musical), Katie Ladner (Sunset Boulevard, Heathers), Anthony Lee Medina and Sean Green, Jr. (Hamilton) and many more!
Tickets are still available.
I want everything to be romantic. I romanticise everything. Look at my favourite movies. I think it’s almost a problem. That’s why I feel like I was born in the wrong time. With modern dating, you’re just texting all day, like ‘oh I just did this or did that’. There’s no magic in it anymore. I know I keep saying it, but that’s all I look for. That’s why I love playing with HALFNOISE. I love Paramore too, I’m so thankful to be best friends again with them. But with this little band, we’re all staying at this Airbnb, bumping into each other, playing together, there’s no tour manager. There’s magic left in it.