Fueled By Ramen recording group Paramore has announced the eagerly awaited release of their fifth studio album. AFTER LAUGHTER will arrive everywhere on Friday, May 12th. The GRAMMY Award-winning band’s first new album in more than four years, AFTER LAUGHTER, is available for pre-order beginning today and accompanied by an instant grat download of the just unveiled new single, Hard Times. The video for Hard Times, directed by Andrew Joffe, premieres today exclusively on Fueled By Ramen’s official YouTube channel.
AFTER LAUGHTER was recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio B – Paramore’s first time recording in their own beloved hometown. The album is produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen and Paramore’s own Taylor York. AFTER LAUGHTER also marks the return of original member Zac Farro to the band.
Long regarded as an exhilarating live act, Paramore has spent much of the past decade-plus on the road, with highlights including sold out headline arena tours and show-stealing festival sets around the globe. Paramore has consistently drawn both critical acclaim as well as a wide ranging list of international honors and accolades, now including a GRAMMY® Award, two People’s Choice Awards, three NME Awards, three MTV Video Music Award nominations, and much much more.