Paramore reveal they're working with M83 producer on fourth album

Hayley Williams also says there's no guarantee the follow-up to 'Brand New Eyes' will come out this year

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Paramore have posted an update on their progress in recording their fourth studio album and have revealed that former Beck/Nine Inch Nails bassist Justin Meldal-Johnsen will be producing the record.

The band are currently working on the follow-up to 2009's 'Brand New Eyes' and singer Hayley Williams has said that they have so far recorded and completed one track, which is titled 'Daydreaming'.

In a lengthy update, which you can read in full at the band's official website, Williams said the band's writing process was "ridiculously draining", but that the "flood gates burst open in January".

She wrote: "The first few months of writing were ridiculously draining and a lot more of a pain than a pleasure. It was supposed to be fun, right? We made it all the way to this point to just struggle some more. So, you can probably imagine that when the flood gates burst this past January and inspiration started filling us up again, we were more than willing to let it take us wherever it wanted. We've written a lot of songs I never thought we would write. And we aren't done yet! The writing will continue even as we enter the studio."

Williams then added that the record would be produced by Meldal-Johnsen, who most recently worked on M83's double album 'Hurry Up, We're Dreaming', and that the recording had been begun with 'Daydreaming'. She continued: "The guys and I went in to record a song for our 4th album about a week and a half ago, it was all very exciting. At the end of our time in the studio, it was clear to us that this was definitely right! So without delaying any longer, we would like to announce that our 4th album's producer is Justin Meldal-Johnsen. And what the heck, we might as well tell you that the one song we recorded will be called 'Daydreaming'."

The singer then went on to say that the band are in no rush to complete the record and that she could not guarantee it would be released before the end of 2012.

She added: "We're working on a pretty strange schedule, by our standards. There has never been so much time and care put into a Paramore album. Usually, we are rushing to make a very strict deadline which so far has just not been right for this record. We cannot assure you it will be out this year."

Paramore will play this summer's Reading And Leeds Festivals, playing beneath headliners The Cure on August 24 in Reading and on August 25 in Leeds.

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