Paramore’S ‘After Laughter’ Is Something New, Built From Pieces Of The Beyond

It’s a miserable pop record, a complicated pop record, Paramore’s first pop record.
Paramore’s ‘After Laughter’ Is Something New, Built From Pieces Of The PastEnlarge this image toggle caption Lindsey Byrnes/Courtesy of the artist Lindsey Byrnes/Courtesy of the artistWhat holds Paramore together?
After Laughter, the band’s fifth studio album, released May 12, is Paramore’s first full-on capital-P pop record.
They are a pop band that survives and thrives, and it’s been a journey to get here.
In 2017, Paramore is a pop band, far removed from the emo days that created them.

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