🎵 Weekly Music Newsletter: Paramore is Back and Better Than Ever

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8 min readOct 10, 2022

Paramore is back! Bruce Springsteen tries soul. New LCD Soundsystem. Björk album. Ed Sheeran teams up with Pokémon.

It has been a sad two weeks for music—beloved country music icon and 4x-Grammy winner Loretta Lynn passed away at 90, and Coolio, the California rapper best known for his worldwide No.1 hit Gangsta’s Paradise, died at 59.

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Paramore hasn’t released new music in five years, but the Hayley Williams-fronted trio’s influence has been ubiquitous. The pop punk mainstays upended the emo scene in 2007 with their breakout single, Misery Business. At the time, Snail Mail was just seven years old, WILLOW was only six, and Olivia Rodrigo, who gave Paramore songwriting credits on her hit good 4 u, had just turned four, yet the band’s music has served as the blueprint for these artists’ angsty sounds. Even rapper Lil Uzi Vert has credited Williams as his biggest musical inspiration.

In the 2010s, the Grammy-winning emo superstars found greater commercial success by transitioning away from their pop punk roots towards New Wave sounds. Their 2013 self-titled album, which debuted at №1, spawned the hits Still Into

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