295. Brand New Eyes – Paramore
BRAND NEW EYES (2009)
One of truly great bands to be birthed in this last decade is Franklin, Tennessee’s Paramore. The female lead alternative, hard music band is noted for creative and passion filled hard and progressive music in the vein of The Letter Black, Fireflight and Flyleaf. Most comparison’s appear to with the latter but Paramore lead vocalist Hayley Williams does not use the hardcore scream technique associated with Flyleaf.
Those looking for blatantly evangelical content will be disappointed though the band members, most notable Williams who has commented that the band members are a group of Christians but refrain from using the term “Christian Band” to describe the band or purpose of the band. The Christian worldview is clear enough for those interested in digging deeper into the content of the bands many great songs.
They have been labeled the “next big thing” and it appears they are not far from breaking big time. They also come across as significantly more positive lyrically than their contemporaries. Williams is also a whale of a singer that appears to be able to pull any sort of musical expression of without a hitch.
All of their records have been quality releases and worthy of consideration, though with Paramore there is more of an accessible feel and a better and more mature songwriting style presented. Turn It Off, Playing God and Careful are all worthy hit material and show a great future potential for the band.