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Paramore Announces Comeback with Cover on Talking Heads Tribute Album

Paramore has made a comeback announcement with a cover featured on a Talking Heads tribute album, following a social media cleanse. Last month, the trio—consisting of Hayley Williams, guitarist Taylor York, and drummer Zac Farro—removed all posts and images from their social media pages, displaying a 404 error message on their official website. This move came after the band expressed uncertainty about their future following the conclusion of their ‘This Is Why’ tour and the fulfillment of obligations to their label. Speculation heightened when they withdrew from their headline performance at the ALTer Ego Festival, leading to reports of Paramore gearing up for a new era and securing a fresh record deal.

The trio has now rekindled their activity. Returning to Instagram on January 10, Paramore shared a teaser for their cover of Talking Heads’ ‘Burning Down The House,’ featured on an upcoming tribute album.

In the clip, frontwoman Hayley Williams receives a package delivered to her house. Upon opening it, she discovers Talking Heads frontman David Byrne’s iconic oversized suit worn in ‘Stop Making Sense,’ the band’s concert film. Williams then pulls a tape from the top of a boombox and turns to her bandmates to say, “I’ve got a tape I’d like to play you,” echoing Byrne’s introduction to the song ‘Burning Down The House’ in the concert movie. Paramore’s cover of the track serves as the background audio in the teaser.

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Paramore’s rendition of the song is the inaugural track on ‘A Stop Making Sense: A Tribute Album,’ featuring 16 artists covering each of the 16 songs from the original album. While the release date is yet to be announced, the album is slated to be launched by A24 music.

In 2023, Talking Heads’ iconic 1983 ‘Stop Making Sense’ concert film underwent a 4k remastering by A24 in celebration of its 40th anniversary. The new wave legends also made a noteworthy return, participating in a Q&A session at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, marking their first public appearance in over two decades.

Paramore’s recent post follows concerns among fans about a possible breakup, fueled by the band’s social media wipeout. However, according to Variety, Paramore has no plans of calling it quits; rather, they are seeking a ‘fresh start’ online after parting ways with their Atlantic record label.

‘This Is Why’ marked Paramore’s final album release under the esteemed label. It remains uncertain whether the band will sign a new record deal or opt for independence in their future releases.

In a five-star review of ‘This Is Why,’ NME praised Paramore for reaching a musical destination they had been striving for over the past decade. Rather than attempting to surpass their iconic anthems, the band discovered a new warmth on ‘This Is Why,’ resulting in a triumphant effect.

In additional updates, the band is set to be the main support act for Taylor Swift’s record-breaking ‘Eras Tour,’ which is scheduled to hit Europe in May.

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