Paramore discuss starting work on new album

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Despite past year's troubles band have never 'been in a better spot'

Paramore have started work on their new album – but it’s still in the early stages.

Frontwoman Hayley Williams said she has been influenced by the tough year the band has had after guitarist Hunter Lamb left in 2007 – igniting rumours that the group may split.

Speaking to MTV News Hayley Williams said: “We’re just getting started. Like always, we’re trying to make a great record for our fans, obviously. It’s as simple as that.”

She added: “We’ve learned a lot, we’ve gone through a lot — it’s been everywhere for everyone to see and read — but I think we’ve never been in a better spot as a band, personally, than we are right now.”

Williams explained that the recent struggles she faced were more creative.

“With the way I write, I feel like I write better from those kinds of intense struggles,” she said. “I pull a lot from those experiences. We’ve all learned a lot about friendship, we’ve learned a lot about ourselves, so I’m really excited to see how it turns out.”

Williams however was quick to say the band would not be changing their sound.

She stated: “It’s going to be energetic. We don’t always talk about happy super ridiculous things like that — it’s cool that our music feels energetic and positive, and we can talk about things that are more than just great feelings.”