Album Review: This Is Why by Paramore
Album: This Is Why
Label: Atlantic Records
Paramore’s latest album This Is Why is a masterclass in millennial angst and introspection. Hayley Williams’ powerful vocals and the band’s dynamic instrumentals take listeners on a journey of self-discovery and emotional vulnerability.
The album’s themes of anxiety, self-doubt and navigating the challenges of adulthood are woven throughout each song, making it a relatable and cathartic listening experience for listeners of all ages.
My favourite, “Crave” is the most underrated song on the album and is undoubtedly one of the most powerful and haunting tracks, leaving an indelible impression in the ears from the very first listen. It’s one that gets stuck in your head and refuses to let go. Beginning with a slow and quiet tone, it gradually evolves into a groovy, melodic and heavier masterpiece.
At its core, This Is Why is an album about self-acceptance and growth. This Is Why is a perfect encapsulation of Paramore’s ever-evolving sound and unmatched energy. It’s an album that speaks to the heart of what it means to be young and uncertain in the 21st century, and it’s sure to resonate with listeners for years to come. So put on your headphones, turn up the volume, and let Paramore be your guide through life’s ups and downs. You won’t regret it.
– Astrid Cunanan