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Paramore, 'Now' -- New Song

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Paramore is getting set to release their fourth studio album, one that is expected to signify big changes for the band. It'll be the band's first record without founding members Josh and Zac Farro. 'Now' has been released as the first single and may be the band's hardest rocking song to date.

The song nicely symbolizes the band 'starting over' and includes intense chants of "If there's a future, we want it now." The now three piece band has self-described themselves as a "brand new band" and it shows with the heavy sound of 'Now.' Lead singer Hayley Williams vocals are strong as usual, but she echoes No Doubt with her infectious speaking style mixed in the verses. The album is full of rhythm, with ska influences and a powerful, thumping beat that is reminiscent of Muse. And there is little doubt the band was influenced by today's electronic music and new-wave, as they take a step up from their pop-punk roots. Paramore explained their exciting transition on their website back in December, stating, "It just feels like the perfect way to start this new journey we are embarking on not only as a band but as a movement." They added, "You can make something out of even less than nothing. The only thing you have to do is keep moving forward!"

The self-titled album is expected to be released in April and will feature 17 tracks. The album has been produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen, the longtime bassist for Beck and Nine Inch Nails and producer of records for M83 and Neon Trees. Additionally, former Nine Inch Nails and current Angels & Airwatves drummer IIan Ruban is recording drums for the new record. While fans wait for one of the most anticipated rock albums of 2013, you can listen to 'Now' on AOL Radio's New Alternative First.

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