August 19, 2008 21:49

Haley Paramore: 'I'm not depressed'

Singer says she's 'severely happy'

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Haley Williams has taken to her blog to muse about the success of her band over the past 18 months, and denies she is in any depressed.

In a blog entitled ‘disclaimer: i’m not depressed. i’m actually severely happy’, the Paramore singer says:

“i was thinkin… and i wanted to write about it. the past year and a half has not been easy or hard. honestly, i can’t remember much of it because it went by too fast for me to understand what was actually going on. it still surprises me when i hear one of our songs on the radio or see a picture of us in a magazine. i still don’t get why the hell someone would care to have one of our signatures on something of theirs haha.”

She goes on to say she “draws a blank” every time she is asked what it’s like to be famous, and is fascinated by the interest in her and her band.

“nothing changes the fact that there’s always someone out there coming up with new theories about us, new ideas so that they can get a grip or put a handle on who we are" she writes. "i might sound bitter but actually i’m just a little bit fascinated. i still haven’t really figured out what it means to be known of but not understood in any way shape or form. i could fill a hundred pages of lyrics, poetry, broken thoughts and still never be understood even the slightest. it’s a good thing. i just don’t get it yet.”

And she says she regrets ever feeling that she may have wanted to give it all up saying:

“everyone wants what they can’t have but when i look back on days i thought i wanted something completely different than all of this - i can see how stupid that was. how selfish i was to ever try putting myself in someone else’s story.”

Meanwhile, Paramore continue their North American tour with the following shows:

Montreal Metropolis (August 2)
Toronto Kool Haus (23)
Cleveland Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre (24)
St. Paul, MN State Fair Grandstand (26)
New York, NY Rumsey Field at Central Park (28)
Portsmouth, VA NTelos Wireless Pavilion (29)
Wallingford, CT Chevrolet Theatre (30)
Seattle, WA Seattle Memorial Stadium (September 1)

--By our New York staff.
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