In a recent interview with Urban Outfitters, Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams opens up about the band’s “Rose-Colored Boy” music video and reveals how their “Fake Happy” performance on Good Morning America ties into the mix.
Urban Outfitters Television recently launched their “Open Up” interview series, kicking off their first episode with scene-favorite Hayley Williams and discussing everything from Williams’ Good Dye Young line to the band’s favorite Paramore merch.
On top of impressive fake staircase and elevator illusions, Williams reveals how Good Morning America ties into the inspiration for their “Rose-Colored Boy” music video.
“The ‘Rose-Colored Boy’ video, honestly, I don’t really think that video could have come out at a better time. We were about to play ‘Fake Happy’ for Good Morning America, and one of—I’m not gonna name names—but one of the anchors comes up and she goes, ‘Well this is a song I relate to!’ and I was like… it’s real. These people are miserable but they represent us every day and they have to look so happy. Really it just represents this idea that there’s so much pressure societally to show up and present yourself in a way that is pleasing to other people, that makes other people feel comfortable or makes other people feel like everything’s fine and perfect. That’s just not the way things are.”
You can watch the full interview, and Williams’ tech deck skills, below!
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