Paramore to release 10th anniversary self-titled album vinyl with updated cover

Paramore will be re-releasing their 2013 self-titled album on vinyl – and it’ll have the updated artwork, featuring Hayley Williams on the cover.

Paramore to release 10th anniversary self-titled album vinyl with updated cover
Emily Carter

Around this time last year, Paramore updated the artwork for their incredible self-titled album – going from a photo of an old line-up, to a new pic of just Hayley Williams in a denim jacket.

Now that photo will be available on a physical format for the first time, with the band set to release a 10th anniversary vinyl edition of 2013’s Paramore LP. And there’s a couple of different variants of the record available, with Hayley apparently personally choosing a pink/orange split vinyl.

Earlier this year, on the album’s actual birthday, the singer reflected on the record and explained how it “took a lot of guts and self-determination to make”.

“10 years ago we put out a record that took a lot of guts and self-determination to make,” Hayley said. “Mainly because after losing 2 members of the band [Josh and Zac Farro, though Zac rejoined in 2016] there was so much discourse around whether or not the band could make anything worthwhile – let alone stay together. The story of Paramore has been rife with reality show-style drama. Well, until the last 6 or 7 years. It’s really great to be able to look back from where we are now, knowing the story didn’t end when some said it would. If all that led to our Self-Titled album hadn’t happened, we’d be the most boring band of all time. If we hadn’t been forced out of our trauma-bonded comfort zones, we would’ve never known what we might be capable of.”

Revealing her gratitude for the whole thing, Hayley continued: “Thank you Justin Meldal-Johnsen for expanding our musical vocabulary and believing we could be more than a band from one specific scene. And thank you Carlos de la Garza for engineering the shit out of the album. Thank you Ken Andrews of Failure for mixing it, singing backups on it, and being a musical hero to us.

“Taylor and I wrote these songs having no idea if people would accept a reformed, more liberated version of Paramore. Our fans not only accepted but championed our rebirth. Thank you for allowing us the room for creative risk and for keeping this story going. We love you.

“Paramore forever.”

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