You’ve got to hand it to Paramore: They keep their promises. After kicking off 2011 by telling MTV News they’d “definitely” release new music in spite of the departure of Josh and Zac Farro, they spent the ensuing months teasing fans with demo clips and live versions of those songs (not to mention one brand-new single, “Monster,” ).
Now Paramore have finally announced plans to release the tunes … via a good old-fashioned “Singles Club.”
“For months now, we’ve promised that we’d be releasing some new songs before the end of the year. Well, here is where we finally make good on all that,” the band wrote in a statement on their official site. “We are very happy to announce the ’Paramore Singles Club’ that will be happening throughout the rest of the year. This club is our way of getting these songs directly to the Paramore family.”
The band is making three new songs available — “In the Mourning,” “Renegades” and a brand-new, previously unreleased track called “Hello Cold World” — to fans in a variety of specially priced packages. Everything from a bare-bones download ($2.99) to a deluxe download/ T-shirt bundle that also comes with a limited-edition 7″ box set due for release at the end of the year (the latter option will run you $54.99).
In a few weeks, Paramore will drop one new song, “Renegades,” which the band premiered live at last month’s Fueled by Ramen 15th-anniversary celebration in New York, is the first out of the gate.
And though the new tunes will no doubt satiate fans, Paramore also let it be known that there’s even more music coming in the near future … because they plan to hit the studio soon to begin work on the follow-up to 2009’s Brand New Eyes. “We really wanted to do something special for all of you around the holidays to thank you for making 2011 so amazing and sticking with us as we go into 2012 and start working on a new album,” they wrote. “So, without making this any longer than it already is, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for believing in us.”