Paramore - Decode

13 September Critic Jonni 0 Comments


Now I have to admit, this is one of Paramore's greatest songs, but then again I think they all are phenomenal. So yes I'm probably being biased, since I saw this band live way back in 2008. Their support acts were Kids In Glass Houses, and New Found Glory, both of which we were unaware of back then. I went with Tink09 and Hollagram Star, two great people, and we had the best time ever. Back in 2008 this song wasn't released so we didn't get to hear them sing this, unfortunately, however there has been many past songs that were amazing, and so it definitely was one of my highlights, and we were standing on tables and everything.
This song was released as the frontal soundtrack of the film Twilight. Hayley Williams really wanted to get involved with this movie, since her band mates had bought her all four books of the Twilight Sega, so she could read them while she was flying. When she finished the books she had already started the lyrics to the song in her head so she felt like she needed to write a song for it's soundtrack. She has been quoted as saying: "Twilight really caught my attention and held it. I'm really excited to see the book adapted to film and excited that our band gets to be a part of the phenomenon. I chose the title "Decode" because the song is about the building tension, awkwardness, anger and confusion between Bella and Edward. Bella's mind is the only one which Edward can't read and I feel like that's a big part of the first book and one of the obstacles for them to overcome. It's one added tension that makes the story even better." She wrote this song with the help of Josh Farro and Taylor York.

Paramore currently consists of Hayley Williams, Taylor York and Jeremy Davis. However back in 2008 the band were a five-piece band who also consisted of the Farro Brothers who are Josh Farro and Zac Farro, who soon became former members in 2010. The brothers decided to split from the band after the release of "Playing God" as it argued with their christian beliefs. Recently, however, they have been quoted as saying many harmful things about Paramore, which has confused a lot of people on what the real reason was behind the split. However Paramore came back with their transformer's hit: "Monster" and has a new single out really soon, which I cannot wait for.

This song failed to do well here in the UK, it managed to get to number 52 which is okay considering it wasn't promoted much here. They managed high success in the US and in Canada and in Australia and New Zealand, with this song. Although this song is amazing and should have done a lot better, how I think their most recent singles make up for what happened with this song. I hope they continue with their success and I can definitely see them ending up being one of many rock band greats, they will be up there along side Aerosmith and Bon Jovi and Queen.

The music video has had a lot of comments, with over 50 million YouTube hits. One of the main comments people have said is that Hayley will make a better Bella than Kristen Stewart does. I think this is a very controversial comment that comes up from time to time,some people like Kristen where as others don't think she is good enough, however the people who created the film obviously though she deserved the role and so I really wish people would stop saying she isn't a good actress, because if that was true then she wouldn't have been casted as Bella.

I like how this music video has a story line, the members of the band are in the twilight forest, they are acting as tracker vampires, during some scenes. I really like Hayley's hair it is dramatic and very noticeable against the dark and sinister woods. I like how some Twilight clips are included within this soundtrack music video, and they kind of go together with the band's clips. I also like the autumn (or fall) leaves that are scattered around the band and the song really connects well with the Forrest around them.

Overall I love this song and so does Tink09 and Hollagram Star. We are obsessed with Paramore, so please expect more and more of their music videos appearing here and there on this blog, and I hope you all agree with the comments I have made, and also my rating. The twilight films are really good, and the reason why Paramore never wrote and recorded any more songs for the new films is because they didn't want to be the Twilight band, which people can understand.

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