Great news, we’ve been blessed with a mini, acoustic Paramore concert!
Taking time out of their busy schedule, which currently involves a massive US tour in support of their newest record, After Laughter, Paramore stopped by NPR’s Washington D.C. studios to record a small performance at a workstation.
That’s right folks, the band have given us a Tiny Desk Concert! The group played through three acoustic renditions of tracks from their newest album, giving us ‘Hard Times’, ‘Fake Happy’, and an emotional performance of ’26’.
“This song that Taylor and I are going to play is called ’26’, and it’s sad,” Hayley Williams said before playing their second track. “It’s been really interesting playing the new songs on the record because a lot of them are dancey and happy, but I think this one is maybe the most transparent.”
“I hope we don’t bum you out too much.”
After instructing everyone to “wipe those tears”, Paramore jumped right back into the happier tunes, giving us a brilliant run through of ‘Fake Happy’ – serving as a perfect way to cap off the short gig.
Of course, Hayley Williams has been a fan of releasing stripped-back performances recently, with the fantastic musician recently taking to Twitter to give fans an acoustic cover of Jawbreaker’s ‘Accident Prone’, as Brooklyn Vegan reported.
— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) September 17, 2017
Hayley’s performance came just a matter of days before she headed along to Chicago’s Riot Fest to see the legendary punk band play their first show in 21 years – something that most fans, Hayley most likely included, thought would never happen.