Paramore - The Only Exception

16 October Critic Jonni 0 Comments

Paramore is definitely one of my favourite bands of all time, I've liked them from the start, and only recently they have started to become very popular. I saw them live back in 2008, with Tink09 and Hollagram Star, and I really want to see them again. They are currently a three-piece band consisting of Hayley Williams, Jeremy Davis and Taylor York. However when this song was released they were a five-piece band which also included Josh Farro and Zac Farro. Paramore are currently recording for their fourth studio album, and I'm really excited to hear new music from them.

"The Only Exception" was written by Hayley Williams and Josh Farro. This is one of the many reasons why I like this band, because they have a very deep connection to their songs as they write the songs themselves, and they are usually really personal. The song is about finding love and believing it doesn't exist until you find that one person. And the music video reflects that perfectly.

The video is a big narrative piece with little edited scenes of them performing. It links in amazingly with the song and it manages to capture people as it has such a clear and strong emotional draw to it. And you manage to feel everything as if you are a part of the video as well.

The storyline is pretty simple, Hayley leaves this guy she met the night before and sees her father, she then thinks about what has gone on in her life before this moment, such as all the boyfriends she has had and the weddings she has been to, and realises that this guy is the only exception, someone she actually really likes and is possibly falling in love with him.

There is short shot scenes of the band performing, I like how the focus is on the other members of the band in these shots as the storyline focuses on Hayley Williams. I also like how the rest of the band appears at the wedding. It shows that it's not all about Hayley Williams, and that they are a band.

Overall a very catchy song that you wouldn't have identified with Paramore until recently. The music video links in perfectly with the song and the added touch of Hayley Williams lying on valentine cards that fans had sent in just adds to the completion of an amazing music video. And without being biased I have no choice but to give this music video this rating.