Paramore‘s highly-anticipated new album, their first since former guitarist Josh Farro and drummer Zac Farro left them a trio in December 2010, is on the way. The band — Jeremy Davis, Taylor York, and Hayley Williams — announced plans to release the self-titled set on April 9, 2013.
“With the most pride and passion we could ever possibly express, we would like to announce that this album, our fourth freaking album… Will be self-titled, ‘Paramore’,” they wrote in a statement on their website. Explaining why they chose to self-title the album, they said, “the whole making of this album was a rediscovering of ourselves as a band and as friends. It was a process that allowed us the freedom to explore new territory artistically and to liberate ourselves as musicians, singers, as people! Sincerely, we feel that the best way to give it a name is just to call it what it is. This album is us.”
The first single from the new album will be titled “Now,” and, as the band explains, it “just feels like the perfect way to start this new journey we are embarking on not only as a band but as a movement. To show people that you can lose battles but come back and win full on wars. You can rise from ashes. You can make something out of even less than nothing. The only thing you have to do is keep moving forward!”
Paramore is the follow-up to 2009′s brand new eyes.