Paramore - That's What You Get

28 March Critic Jonni 0 Comments

Paramore is definitely one of my favourite bands as you already know. In this song they are a four-piece consisting of Hayley William, Josh Farro, Zac Farro and Jeremy Davis. Recently the Farro brothers left and now Paramore is a three-piece band with fellow friend Taylor York. However this song was released a month after I saw them for the Riot! tour in February 2008 (wow that was 4 years ago). I went with Tink09 and Hollagram Star and had an amazing time.

So "That's What You Get" was written by Hayley Williams, Josh Farro and Taylor York. Which surprised me as Taylor York didn't become part of the band until not long afterwards. Anyway, as per usual, I like the fact that the band wrote the song as they can connect with it more, as you usually find most bands have wrote their own songs.

I like this music video, I like the fact that it's both performance and narrative. However in the UK, the music channels usually only show the performance edited music video, so I was quite surprised today to have seen the full version.

Paramore is one band I could see again and again, their performances are usually so engaging and capturing, they draw you in within seconds, and you are guaranteed to have a good night. Hayley Williams just has this amazing voice that you could listen to over and over. And the music video shows the band off perfectly.

As for the storyline, it's a little mismatched, you cannot be certain of what is going on, however you know that a couple have met up again, possibly a couple that recently put things on hold or even went as far a split up. And so we go over their past memories, which is a perfect touch, and it's really nice to see them.

Overall I love this song, I remember going out and buying it. But the music video is missing something, I'm not sure what it is, but it doesn't capture me enough. Paramore has far better music videos out there, and I'd much rather see them than see this one, I just thinking it's missing some sort of spark.