is back with their fifth record, this time more bright and flamboyant than their usual endeavors.
However, the emotional meter is right at the regular level: considerably high. Nothing new for this Nashville band.
I’ve never listened to anything that has made me more happy and depressed at the same time. The lyrics are self-searching and honest but borderline sad. However, this sadness is covered by waves of loud, vibrant melodies and harmonies. It’s a certain melancholy buried by ecstatic beats and pop sounds. It’s the most beautiful and pure contradiction.
Even though it’s different, it’s classic Paramore: raw, genuine music, straight from the heart. Their signature “yeah we’re messed up, but it’s okay” vibe pulses throughout the record. They’ve come to terms with the fact that they’re human, and they accept the feelings that we should and sometimes should not feel. They’re not afraid to hurt or to heal, or of jealousy, or loneliness and anger. They fully indulge in all these emotions because it’s what makes us human. If you haven’t listened to the album, try it.