Fueled By Ramen recording group and pop punk darlings Paramore has announced the eagerly awaited release of their fifth studio album, After Laughter. The new LP will arrive everywhere on May 12th. The Grammy Award-winning band’s first new album in more than four years, After Laughter will be available for pre-order beginning today and accompanied by an instant download of the new single, “Hard Times.” “Hard Times” is joined by a dynamic new companion video directed by Andrew Joffe.
After Laughter was recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio B – Paramore’s first time recording in their own beloved hometown. The album is produced by Paramore’s own Taylor York and Justin Meldal-Johnsen, who also produced Paramore’s last self-titled record. After Laughter also marks the return of original member Zac Farro back to the band.
Paramore will kick off a European headline tour this June to support the new record.
Paramore – 4x Grammy nominees and winner of the “Best Rock Song” trophy at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards – have long established themselves as international rock superstars. Their previous self-titled album Paramore made a chart topping debut atop the SoundScan/Billboard 200 upon its April 2013 release marking Paramore’s first #1 album to date – and also scoring an array of #1 debuts around the globe. Paramore showcased a string of blockbuster singles including two 2x RIAA platinum-certified hits, the top 10 “Still Into You” and the #1 smash, “Ain’t It Fun.” The latter track proved Paramore’s biggest single to date, ascending to #1 at Hot AC and Rock radio outlets nationwide, #2 at Top 40, as well as to the top 10 on Billboard’s “Hot 100” – the band’s first ever top 10 hit on the overall chart and their highest peaking song thus far.
Paramore has had a truly remarkable run of RIAA certified albums and singles since coming together in Nashville in 2004, from 2005’s gold-certified debut, “ALL WE KNOW IS FALLING” and 2007’s 2x platinum-certified breakthrough, “RIOT!” (with its 3x platinum-certified hit, “Misery Business,” as well as the platinum-certified singles “crushcrushcrush” and “That’s What You Get”) to 2008’s worldwide platinum “Decode” (from Chop Shop/Atlantic’s chart-topping “TWILIGHT – ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK”) and 2009’s platinum-certified “brand new eyes” and its GRAMMY®-nominated smash, “The Only Exception.”
Check out the video for the new single, and the album cover and tracklist for After Laughter.
After Laughter Tracklist
01. Hard Times
02. Rose-Colored Boy
03. Told You So
05. Fake Happy
09. Caught In The Middle
10. Idle Worship
11. No Friend
12. Tell Me How