Watch Paramore’s emotional performance of “26” on NPR’s ‘Tiny Desk’

October 3, 2017
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Paramore recently stopped by NPR Music to perform a few tracks off their most recent album, After Laughter, on the Tiny Desk Concert series. The band played stripped-down versions of “Hard Times”, “26” and new single “Fake Happy.”

Before playing “26”, Hayley Williams talked a bit about the song: “It's been really interesting playing the new songs on the record because they are all dance-y and happy, but I think this one is maybe the most transparent,” she said, then quickly added “I hope we don't bum you out too much.” 

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After playing the track, the singer also joked that everyone should wipe out their tears. How did she know we were crying so hard?

Watch the full performance below:

Catch Paramore on their North American tour:
10/02 – Atlanta, GA @ The Fox Theater^
10/04 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall^
10/07 – Boston, MA @ Boston Opera House^
10/10 – Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center^
10/12 – Montreal, QC @ St. Denis Theatre^
10/13 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall^
10/15 – Akron, OH @ Akron Civic Theatre^
10/17 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium^
04/6-10 – Miami, FL @ PARAHOY!

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Written by Natasha Heinz

For Natasha Heinz, it was really not a phase. After spending 11 years reading Alternative Press in her hometown in Brazil, she moved to Ohio and landed a job at her favorite magazine. Now, she's constantly cold but sure as hell the happiest she’s ever been.