Hayley Williams On Paramore’s Future

March 3, 2024

Interesting. What do you make of Paramore singer Hayley Williams’ Discord post? And, how cool is the video for their new song, “Thick Skull”?

Paramore recently finished their 20 year contract with Atlantic Records and this is what Williams posted to Discord (with the full statement here):

“We have crashed the van. We’re finding new ways. We have new maps. We are starting from point zero. And this time, we’re reading the fine print.”

“Paramore has been the vehicle by which me and my friends have learned our toughest lessons. It has kept us close and it has nearly killed us.”

“Maybe to ‘leave the house’ is a metaphor for risking true vulnerability… Love to the ones who’ve needed our band the way we’ve needed it. Just know we are grateful.”

So does this mean you’ll see Paramore branch out on their own, no more major label?

When Williams signed with Atlantic Records, she was a teenager.

Paramore won two Grammy Awards in 2024. This Is Why won Best Rock Album and the title track won Best Alternative Music Performance. Nobody from the band went to the awards show. They did, however, thank fans the next day on social media:

“Turns out, our win for Best Rock Album was a historic feat as we are the first female-fronted band to ever take home a trophy for this category. Ridiculous yet true!” the note says. “It’s an honor for Paramore to be a small but constant reminder for people to keep pushing these rock and alternative spaces to be more inclusive.”

This Is Why was Paramore’s sixth studio album. It got to #2 on the Billboard 200.

Do you think Paramore will re-sign with Atlantic Records? Or is this a chance for the band to do things on their own, create their own label, etc?


Written by Todd Hancock