Paramore Listening Parties in LA & SF February 7

Paramore Listening Parties 2/7

Amoeba Hollywood and Amoeba San Francisco are hosting special listening events for the new Paramore album, This Is Why on Tuesday, February 7! Be among the first to hear the new album from start to finish as part of Paramore's worldwide listening party!

We'll play the whole album in-store, then pull winners for the prizes at the end. This Is Why comes out Friday, February 10th on CD, LP and indie-exclusive vinyl via Atlantic Records.

Giveaways and prizes include Paramore flexi discs, posters, commemorative wristbands plus Paramore and Amoeba swag!

- ONE raffle ticket per person will be given out. No purchase necessary to attend. Must be present to win/claim prize.

This Is Why was the very last song we wrote for the album. To be honest, I was so tired of writing lyrics but Taylor convinced Zac and I both that we should work on this last idea. What came out of it was the title track for the whole album. It summarizes the plethora of ridiculous emotions, the rollercoaster of being alive in 2022, having survived even just the last 3 or 4 years. You’d think after a global pandemic of fucking biblical proportions and the impending doom of a dying planet, that humans would have found it deep within themselves to be kinder or more empathetic or something. The public sphere we find ourselves re-entering after 4 years at home, in our comfort zones, is an entirely different thing than the one we knew. The restlessness, the anxiety, and the compulsion to take action— it all feels like a contradiction. On one hand, we have a legitimate platform to use which makes me want to march at every protest for social justice and devote every waking second to every single cause I believe in. On the other, I just want to go home, plant a garden, and become a distant memory to the outside world.”
- Hayley Williams  

Paramore Listening Parties in LA & SF February 7