Paramore first entered the studio back in April to begin work on the follow-up to their Brand New Eyes album, tapping Justin Meldal-Johnsen to helm the sessions … and since then, aside from the odd tweet, there’s been little in the way of progress updates.
But over the last week, all of that has changed. Paramore recently launched an in-studio Instagram account, which so far has been populated with pics of the band recording new material — Hayley Williams seems to be spending an inordinate amount of time playing with keyboards and organs, for what it’s worth — shooting hoops and taking the occasional burrito break.
They’re also apparently making tremendous progress on the still-untitled album: Earlier on Wednesday (June 6), Williams took to Twitter to reveal that Paramore were beginning pre-production work on a song, and they’d previously recorded a song called “Daydreaming.” In the meantime, Meldal-Johnsen has also recently been doing work on the new Tegan and Sara album, in addition to playing bass for Beck on his just-wrapped tour.
There’s still no tentative release date for the new album, though a rep for Paramore’s label, Fueled by Ramen, told MTV News that the band is currently in pre-production “with the bulk of actual production happening in July.” But, hey, Para-maniacs … while you’re waiting, you can always marvel at this shot of the band’s in-studio toilet situation. Hey, it’s better than nothing, right?