Paramore, a band that has been through a lot, from lawsuits to band members leaving, is back with a music video for their newest song, Hard TImes. The popular emo band is back, with a very different but fun sound. The music video, along with the new song, is very reminiscent of the 80s. With backgrounds filled with bright triangles and colourful animations, the music video is worth the watch. Even though the song is stylistically not very emo, the overall message of the song is the same as the Paramore I remembered as a kid. I have been listening to this song on repeat for the last five hours, and it still hasn’t gotten old.
Paramore has been on a break for three years, and this return has a lot of fans excited. The band’s lineup changed once again after this album cycle with bassist Jeremy Davis leaving the band near the end of 2015 and former drummer Zac Farro rejoining the band in 2017. The return of Zac Farro has many fans excited for the future of Paramore’s sound, myself included. Check out the new music video below.