Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams says that it was especially difficult for her to deal with the aftermath caused by former members Josh Farro and Zac Farro, who left the band in 2010 to pursue other projects.
"I know I'm a smiley person, but when I get hurt or when I get upset, I can definitely turn crazy,” she tells Nylon magazine. “And I felt crazy for a while, like, 'When is this going to go away?' But it did, finally, and I'm more thankful for the good that's come out of it than I am upset about the bad that went down."
Williams adds that the departure of the Farro brothers gave the band the chance to re-examine their songwriting process and explore new creative avenues. "Writing the new record, we didn't want to go backward,” she explains. “We wanted to move forward, so we made a conscious effort to do it. It felt like we were kids starting a band for the first time."
Paramore's self-titled album will arrive at all the usual outlets on April 9.
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