That song’s about taking that leap.” Your exit blog made it sound as if Paramore had always been riven with tension.
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‘Cliffs’ references going solo and singing because I was very hesitant. I’m ready to get something going again.” Did you ever consider quitting music? But the more I thought about it, I just know I’m made to write and perform music.
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‘I’d look like a 14-year-old writing bullet points rebutting everything he said – it would have been immature and ridiculous for us to put the people who follow our band through that. A lot of people will believe that stuff but the people who like our music will still come to the shows.
It took a lot of restraint and a lot of faith.’ To add to the strain, the split came after achieving their greatest success – their third album, 2009’s Brand New Eyes, reached No.1 in Britain.
‘It took three weeks of talking and venting,’ says Williams. I said: “We’ve written a bit together before in the past, kind of, barely, and we can do this, it’s fine, let’s go for it…’” The resulting collection of songs, their self-titled fourth album, reached No.1 in Britain and the US in April and spawned top 20 single Still Into You – a mainstream pop number with a video that sees the trio monkeying around on bikes.
It’s a bit of a departure from their usual pop-punk sound. ‘We knew we’d have to convince some people but it’s been a very positive experience for us,’ she says. We’ve always been too rock for pop and too pop for rock.
What followed was some soul-searching between Williams, 24, and the remaining members, guitarist Taylor York and bass player Jeremy Davis, over what to do next.