Rumors are swirling that Paramore have a new album on the way following a fan account on twitter showing a list of songs the band reportedly registered to the ASCAP ACE Repertory. The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers ACE Repertory lists compositions and the artists who have written them. The majority of the new songs have been credited to Williams and guitarist Taylor York, and recently-returned drummer Zac Farro is also registered on three tracks.
— The Paramore Band (@TheParamoreBand) March 14, 2017
Farro left the band in 2010 after a six-year stint and appears to be redoing the group for the new album following drummer Aaron Gillespie telling DIY that he wouldn’t be recording with the band on their new album. Hayley Williams has been dropping hints about his involvement throughout the last few months and used the band’s official Twitter account to confirm that the drummer was indeed working with the band again.
Paramore has been working on the follow-up album to their 2013 self-titled album, and last gave fans an update on its progress in this instagram post:
about a year ago, we began writing & demoing songs for #5 / / / following up our self-titled album didn't seem like it was going to be an easy task and, unsurprisingly, it was not. the problem about comparing yourself to… yourself… is that even though it's better than looking elsewhere, you're still looking in the wrong direction. for me, it wasn't until i trusted that the past is finished with me that i could go looking for what's next. our pasts can be a great comforter, or a horror movie; a noose, or a shield… but it is "past" for a reason. after a rest, we have to go looking for what's supposed to come after that. – h
It was previously confirmed Paramore would be going on tour this year and it is being presumed it will be in support of the as yet unnamed album.