Hayley Williams says Paramore nearly split

She says she considered getting a job 'serving coffee or doing something normal'

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Paramore

Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams has said that the band almost called it a day when Josh and Zac Farro left the group in December 2010.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, Williams said:

"There were definitely days I would wake up and think it would be so easy to put up some sort of letter saying 'it's just too hard, we've had a good run', and go, like, get a job serving coffee or doing something normal. Maybe that would be less stressful."

However, she added: "And then there were days that you would wake up and you would have a song in your head and know that there is purpose and there's freedom in being a musician and an artist, and you're really thankful."

Paramore release their self-titled fourth album on April 8. Williams said to Rolling Stone that the band will begin touring in the Spring and that she believes the follow-up to 2009's 'Brand New Eyes' is "our best album yet".

Taylor York of the band explained that the new album faces in more of a pop direction than their previous releases. "I don't think we knew that we were going to write super poppy songs or dance-y songs, but it just kind of happened. It was really scary, but it was really cool," he said.

When asked if the band are currently in communication with Josh and Zac, guitarist York said: "Time is a beautiful thing, and we're letting that do its thing."

Read More On This Artist

Paramore Merchandise
More News
Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith cover The Rolling Stones - watch
Foo Fighters announce January 2015 live dates
Johnny Flynn stars in new trailer for Channel 4 sitcom 'Scrotal Recall' - watch
Bishop Nehru and Doom preview NehruvianDOOM album with new track 'Caskets' – listen
Matt Bellamy hints at World War 3 theme and guitar solos for new Muse album
SBTRKT previews new album 'Wonder Where We Land' at iTunes Festival in London
Iceage reveal new song 'How Many' - listen
Trent Reznor previews 'Gone Girl' soundtrack ahead of cinema release
Members of Arcade Fire, The Strokes and Bon Iver form Pop All Star Band supergroup
Lil Wayne and Drake hit the road in 'Grindin' video - watch
SBTRKT streams new song 'The Light' featuring Denai Moore - listen
George Ezra covers Cyndi Lauper's 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' - watch
Foo Fighters pay tribute to late Gwar frontman Oderus Urungus at crowdfunded gig
James Blake unveils new song on BBC Radio 1 show
David Bowie to release new album 'soon', says producer Tony Visconti
Six Iranians sentenced to prison and lashings for dancing to Pharrell's 'Happy' in...
All We Are announce January 2015 release date for debut album – hear first song now
Yorkshire artists cover Gang Of Four's 'Entertainment!' in special Cassette Store...
Guildford venue The Boileroom saved from closure
Richard Hawley to reissue first three albums on vinyl
Johnny Marr reveals new single 'The Trap'
Flying Lotus reveals new song 'Coronus, The Terminator' – listen

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today