Love it or hate it, Paramore are now embracing a quirky pop style for their fifth LP, After Laughter. The band have released their second single, “Told You so,” and accompanying music video.
The band’s fifth LP marks the return of founding drummer Zac Farro, who wrote and directed the video for “Told You So.” With help from Aaron Joseph, he based it on the band’s car rides after recording sessions in L.A.
In an interview with FADER, singer Hayley Williams, said they used Zac’s actual car for filming, and shot the rest at guitarist Taylor York’s house with a bunch of friends. “There’s darkness and suspense and then there’s a sense of unity in the full band shots in the car,” she said, “where we all wear red and dance together to the music.”
Last year, during a tour stop in Nasville, CHVRCHES surprised the audience and brought Paramore’s Hayley Williams onstage to help them sing Every Open Eye track “ Bury It. ”
Now the synthpop band has released a recorded studio remix of the track featuring the popular Paramore singer.
Although, I personally adore both CHVRCHES and Hayley William, this single definetly misses the mark.The single is definetly over-produced to make Williams voice sound as soft as CHVRCHES’ singer Lauren Mayberry.
Unfortunately both singers have entirely different vocal ranges that do not mesh together. Williams has more of a deeper raspy voice. Whereas Mayberry has a delicate and sweeter voice. It would have been interesting to let Williams different sound shine. Instead her voice sounds very forced.