Hallelujah! Paramore finally announced the details of their forthcoming album After Laughter. The band’s fifth studio – the first with their newest lineup of Hayley Williams, Taylor York and Zac Farro – is less than a month away from hitting shelves. After Laughter is due May 12 via Fueled By Ramen.
The album follows Paramore’s previous self-titled album released in 2013.
The band shared the lead single off After Laughter to patiently waiting ears across the globe. “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. And it sounds like this… stream below! News of the release comes after Paramore teased the album artwork for a week straight on their social media. Without further ado, it’s here.
Additionally, Paramore announced dates to tour the UK and Ireland in the heart of festival season. The dates include a show at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Plans for dates in the U.S. are expected, but have yet to be advertised.
Watch the music video for “Hard Times” above: