Paramore Are Returning With A New Album Entitled 'After Laughter'

"Hard Times" is a catchy dance-pop tune and the video is incredibly entertaining.

Paramore have dropped the first track from their much anticipated fifth album. "Hard Times" follows in the footsteps and is reminiscent of the band's most recent work "Still Into You" and "Ain't It Fun" from the self-titled record. It also marks their first recording with original drummer Zac Farro in almost seven years.

The video features vocalist Hayley Williams emerging from a crashed auto and singing on a set decorated with trees and clouds, a zooming spaceship, abundant animation and cool neon lighting effects.

After Laughter can be pre-ordered through the band's website on CD and digital download.

Additionally, Paramore announced dates to tour the United Kingdom and Ireland in the heart of festival season.

After Laughter comes out May 12 on Fueled By Ramen (digital, physical). It also includes shows in Belfast, Manchester, Bristol and at London's Royal Albert Hall.

  • Salvatore Jensen