“You guys are working on your new album, I heard that it's being produced by Meldal-Johnsen, who most recently worked on M83's albums. How was it working with him on this album and how would you compare it to previous albums?
At this point, we have recorded one song with Justin. That time in the studio was easily the most relaxed, inspired, and liberating experiences we have had in any studio thus far. We are huge fans of his work not only as a producer but as a musician, writer and musical director. He wears all those hats well and with a lot of humility.
What is the main inspiration behind the new record?
I am laughing things off a lot more easily these days than I was at 19, when I wrote the last album. A lot of change… a lot of positivity. Even the songs with the more serious subject matter feel less toiled and troubled. Musically, I am most inspired by the personality captured in every instrument. That, to me, is actually what is making up this newer sound that is happening.”
Paramore's next order of business will be the Reading and Leeds festivals in the UK in late August.