Paramore reflects on necessity of 2017 hiatus: Desperately needed it

By Jean Valjean September 29, 2022
Paramore reflects on necessity of sudden hiatus in 2017

American rock band Paramore has made a comeback with a stoke sense of self-assurance and acceptance following their break in 2017.

The three-member band spoke to The Guardian ahead of the release of their new album and dished out how the hiatus was necessary to reflect and reset outside the premises of Paramore.

Taylor York, the guitarist of the band, recalled learning about the death of a family friend during a video shoot and said, “I just started bawling. I didn’t know I had this capacity until that moment. We realised nothing is worth risking our health.”

The artists cut their After Laughter tour short to take a break in order to “see what it’s like to not hang our identities on Paramore all the time,” shared William.

In his time away from Paramore, York gave up alcohol and decided to “explore some deeper parts of myself and figure out why we do this, how it happened”.

“I’m a very introverted person and I have a passion and career that’s at odds with that,” he added. “When it came back to doing [Paramore] again, I was able to say confidently, let’s do it. Zac [Farro] and Hayley both needed to know that I wanted to do this.”

The band’s new album, This is Why, is slated for release on February 10, 2023.