Last month, Paramore made good on their promise to release new music in 2011 when they officially launched their “Singles Club,” a delightfully old-school (and direct) way of getting a trio of singles to their fans.
They’ve since premiered the first of those tracks, “Renegade,” and on Monday (November 7), they unveiled the second, “Hello Cold World,” a bounding, poppy tune that features frontwoman Hayley Williams urging the listener to action, singing, “You can’t just stay down on your knees, the revolution is outside/ You want to make a difference, get out and go get it.”
It is very much a rallying cry and a definite departure from the darker territory they’ve been exploring on the other new songs they’ve released since the departure of Josh and Zac Farro late last year, in particular “Monster,” their snarling single from the “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” soundtrack.
The third and final installment of the Singles Club, “In the Mourning,” is set to be released in December and will have to tide fans over for the foreseeable future. As Paramore revealed when they announced the Club, they’ll be spending 2012 working on the follow-up to their Brand New Eyes album.
“We really wanted to do something special for all of you … 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. “Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for believing in us.”
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