New Release: Paramore - Now

25 February Critic Jonni 1 Comments

Paramore hasn't released an album since 2010, three years away from music has shown how they have developed, we had the big song "Monster" and then that was followed by The Singles Club EP in 2011. Since then they have been working on their fourth album which is self-titled. Paramore are a three piece band consisting of Hayley Williams, Taylor York and Jeremy Davis. This is their first single from their new album. "Now" is a different sound to what we expect from Paramore, but just as addicting.

This music video is not at all what I was expecting, but then again I'm getting used to this. Paramore is such a big name now, that they have a high budget on their videos, with the amount of extras in this and the hard work that has clearly gone into this, you can tell the typical videos from the start of their career should be gone and lost, as they set towards an amazing new future.

This war themed video expresses the lyrics of the song, taking the original meaning and flipping it to an equally disturbing, but very real, literal meaning.

War can be seen as scary, but life is like a war, with conflicting issues between people, however it also shows that people split into teams, siding with certain people, such as Jeremy and Taylor helping Hayley get closer and closer to the soldier who's hoping to kill her.

I have to admit, I am very fond of some parts, such as showing that she gets knocked down twice, but does she give up? Hell no, she gets back up and is ready to achieve what she came there to do.

The ending is definitely my favourite part, it shows that a bit of love is all that everyone needs from time to time, and that hug she gives to the soldier stops the war.

Overall, a song that is not what we're used to hearing from this band, but something that's influential and undeniably catchy. The music video completes the song exactly the way it should, and it's hard to imagine these two apart, as they coincide perfectly. I have nothing bad to say about this music video, and therefore there's only one rating this video is worthy of.

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