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Paramore at MTV Newsroom

Yesterday, we were a part of the studio audience for MTV Newsroom’s live feed with Paramore. In promotion of their new self-titled album, the group performed new single Still Into You (you can find the music video below) and hit single Misery Business.

During their intimate performance and interview, they talked about their new sound and said that their new record [Still Into You] is a Pop record. In addition, they mentioned the word “terrified” a lot when talking about their new album. Perhaps, they were afraid of how fans will receive this new body of work. We can completely understand how change is scary but necessary.

During the 30-minute segment, fans submitted questions via Twitter using the hashtag #AskParamore and MTV Buzzworthy blog managing editor Tamar Anitai read the best questions to them. They also selected three fans from the audience to ask Paramore questions directly. With a four year gap between their last album, fans were as emotional as they were.

Before seeing the band perform live, our Project Manager was not a fan. She’d never heard of Paramore before Monday. After experiencing the live performance, she became a fan instantly. She purchased their music immediately after… and that’s the magic of live music.

Click here to watch the footage.

Though online fans display mixed feelings about this new style of music, their true fans were in effect yesterday. Young girls and guys of all races cried at the mere mention of their names. After the recording, a young girl was so happy she cried until our last moments of seeing each other on the elevator. It was priceless.

Whilst, we are still fans of Paramore, change doesn’t bother us. We can relate. To preview the album or buy it, please head to Spotify or iTunes.

For more Paramore, just click here.

Written by Richardine Bartee

Her unprejudiced love for people, the arts, and business have taken her this far. Join Richardine on her journey as she writes history into existence, one article at a time. Richardine is a member of the Recording Academy/GRAMMYs, and a GRAMMY U Mentor. She is part of the Complex Day Ones, an exclusive community to help make the Complex experiences even better.