Paramore is said to have risen fast in the music charts. Having been formed just in 2004 and with three best selling Paramore albums to their names, they have literally stormed the world and grabbed everyone’s attention with their music. They are now at the forefront of alternative rock. And while the band is still relatively young, there is indeed more to expect from them.
Paramore was formed in 2004 in Tennessee in the United States. Their band members include: Hayley Williams at the vocals, Taylor York with the rhythm guitar, Josh Farro as the lead guitarist, Jeremy Davis at base, and Zac Farro at the drums. They have now released three albums, each reaching great success.
The Paramore History
Josh and Zac Farro are brothers and back in 2002 while they were studying in a private school they met Hayley Williams who was then only 13 years old. At that age Hayley was already serious with her music as she was also taking vocal lessons during her free time. The two brothers were then playing in a different band while Hayley and Jeremy Davis were part of a funk band called The Factory. When they finally decided to form their own band, some of the members were a bit apprehensive as to having a girl as their vocalist. However, Hayley had proven her own right to be a member of the band because of her songwriting skills as well as her own singing voice, putting her own marks into the kind of Paramore music that will soon evolve.
As to the band’s name, Paramore, it is said to have been the maiden name of the mother of one of their former band member. They liked the sound of it and especially when they learned that it is related to the word “paramour” which means “secret lover”. The band then decided to retain the name.
The 3 Paramore Albums
The first album that showcased the Paramore music was the album All We Know Is Falling which was released on July 24, 2005. It reached No. 8 om the UK Rock Chart and No. 30 on the Billboard’s Heatseekers Chat.
Before the release of the album, Jeremy Davis decided to leave the band. He was able to play in some of the songs and was also part of some of the music videos shot for the album. However, he soon realized that he made a mistake and he returned after the album’s release.
The second of the Paramore albums is the Riot! which was released on June 12, 2007. A year later it was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The album released four hit singles: “Misery Business”, “Hallelujah”, “Crushcrushcrush” and “That’s What You Get”.
Their latest album is Brand New Eyes which was released September 29, 2009 and is Paramore’s most successful album in terms of sales. On January 19, 2010 the RIAA already certified it as a gold record album.
There is more to the current successes of Paramore. With their own brand of music which is said to be a mixture of emo and pop punk, it is great alternative music nonetheless. And with their continuous writing of their own hit songs, Paramore fans the world over have so much more to expect from them.