Friday, April 4, 2008

Emo Band: Paramore


Paramore is a Grammy-nominated American emo band formed in 2004, having been influenced by such bands as Jimmy Eat World, Sunny Day Real Estate, New Found Glory, and Death Cab for Cutie. Hayley Williams (lead vocals/keyboard), Josh Farro (lead guitar, backing vocals), Jeremy Davis (bass guitar), and Zac Farro (drums) are the four current members who make up this band from Franklin, Tennessee. This fast-rising band released their debut album entitled “All We Know Is Falling” in 2005 featuring their first single “Pressure,” as well as other songs such as “Emergency” and “All We Know.” Their second and latest album to date entitled “Riot!” was released in 2007, featuring the singles “Misery Business,” “Hallelujah,” and “Crushcrushcrush,” among others. This album turned gold in the same year, after having sold more than half a million copies in record shops.

As briefly mentioned above, Paramore’s music has been greatly influenced by various emo and rock bands. This rapidly-emerging band has been nurtured and supported by the record label Fueled by Ramen, which also nurtured other well-known emo bands like Fall Out Boy and Panic at the Disco. Although some people may think of them as a pop-rock band, most of their fans really consider them as an emo band. As Hayley Williams once said in an interview, Paramore’s music is emo without being whiney or bratty. They downplay the emotional aspect of their music and instead they focus on the energy and dynamism of it. If their sound is not enough to convince people that they are indeed an emo band, have a look at their hair styles and their fashion sense. All of them sport straight hair with fringes combed over to one side of the face and tight-fitting shirts and skinny jeans. This is more than enough proof that Paramore is a band espousing emo, not just through their music, but through their lifestyle as well.



Anonymous emomonkey said...

ok they may sound and look emo but there not. in facted there all christain that luv life lol

April 5, 2008 at 4:26:00 AM PDT

Anonymous kse said...

noo way..
paramore is so far from emo

April 7, 2008 at 11:42:00 AM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

omg theyr soooo not emo!!how can u say that theyr emo..??u should watch their mtv playlists,theres like snoop dogg wit dat stupid song,and some hip hop all over..

April 7, 2008 at 9:12:00 PM PDT

Blogger poop said...

like > tokio hotel is like the most emo >like duh wow bill is so dreamy wow tokio hotel 4 ever love u^^^^^^

April 16, 2008 at 11:13:00 AM PDT

Anonymous SoFii said...

Are you kiding ??
An emo band?


Bless The Fall!



April 21, 2008 at 10:06:00 AM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

im not tryingg to hatee or anthingg.
but paramoree is not emo :D

May 1, 2008 at 4:20:00 PM PDT

Blogger Chainsawkitten said...

Paramore is not emo. Tokio Hotel is not emo.

Emo stands for Emotional HARDCORE, it's derived from hardcore. And Paramore and Tokio Hotel are FAR from hardcore.

May 12, 2008 at 10:46:00 AM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Um no offence but Paramore is sooooooo far from emo!!!!!

May 12, 2008 at 4:09:00 PM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...



No way :O

One they're signed to an Indie/rock label

Two they're a pop punk band

Three They're christian

Four they're fit :)

Kay thats all


May 20, 2008 at 11:53:00 AM PDT

Anonymous Jennifer said...

I just love her! :O oh my gosh the girl is så awsume!

May 26, 2008 at 1:41:00 AM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

DUDE paramore is so not Emo their more like IDK punk or something i only listen to Emo music and let me tell tou that thats NOT an EMO band and besides their christian and you can tell that their full of love.

June 6, 2008 at 8:10:00 AM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

kk paramore is way not emo, but they totaly rock! I love Haleys fire hair, its sooooooo fit. :-)

July 11, 2008 at 8:53:00 AM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

paramore is totally not an emo band
and i envy hayley williams' hair

August 16, 2008 at 1:56:00 PM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

paramore is definatly not a emo band
and i envy hayley williams' hair

August 16, 2008 at 1:57:00 PM PDT

Anonymous Candide said...

Great work.

November 10, 2008 at 8:51:00 AM PST

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree that Paramore is not emo, but still, Christians can be emos. I, for one, am a Christian Emo (a.k.a Cremo).

May 18, 2009 at 3:14:00 PM PDT

Blogger laicamikel said...

back to the first album!!!listen to that album!!paramore is an emo band!!!its hard to believe!!but it is!!my heart,pressure,franklin,never let this go and the song when it rains!!listen to that!!!and their influence is saves the day!!!that is an emo band!!!and their style how to move!!!being an emo it doesnt care about your religion ok!!it cares about your feelings!!oh i forgot listen to this song here we go again!!bye!!

July 3, 2009 at 7:39:00 AM PDT

Blogger laicamikel said...

hello!!!paramore is an emo band ok!!no.1 back to the first album ok!!and listen to all songs!!my heart,pressure,franklin!!the lyrics was expressing their feelings to the song!!and one of their influence is saves the day!!which is an emo band!!so why all of you keep saying that paramore is not an emo band!!it doesnt care if their are christian ok!!and last!!listen to their song here we go again!!!posers!!!

July 3, 2009 at 7:45:00 AM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

LMVO,Paramore is NOT a emo band!

February 17, 2010 at 1:59:00 PM PST

Anonymous Anonymous said...

paramore is my fav band!!!!!!!!!! kimmy™

September 28, 2010 at 9:37:00 AM PDT


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