Paramore October 2016 Studio Updates: All Vocals Done!

Just last March, Paramore started recording their upcoming fifth album. Now, only seven months later, frontwoman Hayley Williams has finished recording all her vocals! This means that all the other instruments must also have been recorded (as vocals usually go last), which means the new album is getting really close to being done!

Paramore is down to just Hayley and Taylor York. Bassist Jeremy Davis left last December. However, in June their ex-drummer Zac Farro suddenly appeared in the behind-the-scenes shots Hayley shared on Twitter! In August, Zac spoke on Billboard’s Alt In Our Stars podcast. He talked about rekindling his friendship with both Hayley and Taylor, playing on the new album, and how the new music sounds. He has not written any of the songs, and so far is not officially part of the band again. But he’d be happy to join them again as more than just a studio drummer.

Keeping up with the habits of the last few months, the duo has continued to shared studio tidbits throughout the recording process for album #5. Some big milestones passed in October! Here’s the latest from the studio this month:

Hayley finished writing all song lyrics:

Vocals are officially all done!

Last month, the band finished recording in Nashville and moved on to phase two of recording process in Los Angeles. Now with the songs all written and the vocals and instruments all recorded, it looks like we’re getting really close to hearing the new music!

With Jeremy gone and Zac kind of back, it will be exciting to hear how the music changes. Hayley and Taylor were the principle songwriters on Paramore, so there may not be a big change in style. But what about the topics? Will Jeremy’s departure and Zac’s return to the band come up?

Hayley also just married her longtime boyfriend, New Found Glory’s Chad Gilbert, in February. Will married life affect the new music? Perhaps more lovey lyrics and cheerful music? On the other hand, Hayley and Chad have been together for eight years, so maybe there won’t be much of a change after all. We’ll find out soon enough!

Check up on all we know about Paramore’s upcoming fifth album on their recording page. We’ll keep it up-to-date throughout the recording process. Keep checking back here for all the latest Paramore music news.

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