Hayley Williams is back with a new hair color and a brand new sound. Last year, Hayley was staring down a deep depression. Ms. Williams decided she needed a blank slate and her currently white-blond locks could be a reflection of just that. The new look is refreshing (not that her old look was bad) but the new 80’s tribute sound just couldn’t be pulled off by the bands most recent album. While I give props to Paramore for attempting it, I don’t feel like it was a good fit. Throwback ’80s type albums have been attempted with some success by the likes of Taylor Swift, Carly Rae Jepsen and Jason Derulo to name a few. Now Hayley Williams and her band Paramore can be added to the list.
I am curious to know how everyone else feels about the new sound. Let me know in the comments.