As long as you know that I’m God, we’ll be ok.

I am always so out of the loop, because I don’t really listen to the radio anymore. So when a band releases a new song, I’m usually the last to know. Or there is a new band… I just don’t really know what is popular on the radio anymore.

I know what bands I like and I know where to go to discover new music that I would like.

Anyway… it brings me to just casually discovering that Paramore have released a new song off brand new eyes.

I had NO IDEA.

They have released ‘Playing God’ and the video has debuted on YouTube this week. It’s very new, only about 900 views thus far.

Haley has dyed her hair pink – LOVE IT.

This song is one of my favourites off brand new eyes. When I first listened to the album, this was the one that really stuck out on that listen. So I’m glad they decided to release it.

The video essentially shows different ways that Haley is “playing god”… fitting.

There is one scene where she poisons her fellow band members. It actually reminds me of Lady Gaga ‘Paparazzi’. Whether this is a nod to her or not, who knows?

Watch the video below.

The Only Exception

New music video for Paramore’s The Only Exception. This is not my favourite song from brand new eyes, but I like the video, it’s cute.

Plus I really want the dress Haley is wearing when seated at the table with the revolving door of men sitting down at her table.

Word is all the Valentine’s Cards were from fans. Fitting as this is the first and only love song that has ever been written by Paramore.

Can’t wait till their Auckland gig t-minus 12 days. w00t

Another brick in the wall? Shut yo’ mouth.

I know the video has been out for ages (this post has been sitting here unfinished for ages: go me!) but I just love it so much I thought I would do a little diddy praising it.

“Brick by boring brick” is something rather different, which I love when bands do something a bit out there. Plus it’s my favourite song from brand new eyes – it’s got some pretty decent beats. The theme of the video feels like Alice in Wonderland meets Willy Wonka meets something evil and disturbing (probably because the sky looks like it’s on fire).

I was a little shocked when I saw Haley had gone platinum blond, but it is totally awesome.

The lyrics “and we’ll dig a deep hole” fits in with the gravedigger. And I find it a little disturbing when the little girl falls into the grave and all Haley and the gravedigger do is throw in her doll followed by some dirt. Don’t know why but the words “Psycho Killer” just came to mind.

As you can see the unemployed thing is starting to create some major boredom, thus resulting in some below average blog posts. Weee!

Not just another brick in the wall.

This review first appeared in AUT University’s student newspaper Te Waha Nui.

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When Paramore announced they were cancelling six shows on a European tour because of “personal issues” it looked like the end for a band that was only just making the big time. But with a break and another member added to the group they are back with their third album that blows all doubt about their existence out of the water.

Brand New Eyes shows Paramore aren’t just another band trying to stay in the lime light after their break-through album Riot! It shows they are here to stay, so move over No Doubt, you’re old school. Meet your replacement.

The first single off the album, Ignorance, is set to take over the summer airwaves as the song to rock out to. As the song goes “ignorance is your new best friend” – if you haven’t heard it yet, get to know it intimately as it’s going to be around for a long time.

As any album produced by Rob Cavallo, who has fashioned such albums as Green Day’s American Idiot and My Chemical Romance’s The Black Parade, it holds great expectations – ones that are met and exceeded, exponentially.

Brick By Boring Brick has been announced as the second single off the album, but yet to hit airwaves. It is definitely not a boring brick. Everything about it creates imagery that many a song never manages. The line “ripping wings off butterflies” serves as the inspiration for the album cover.  These guys really know how to pick their singles – it is a great follow up to Ignorance, making two of the strongest songs on the album probably the two best songs to rock the summer with.

Brand New Eyes is a great mix of the typical Paramore rock, but they show their fluffier side with The Only Exception and Misguided Ghosts by going acoustic.

Fans will be happy to know Decode, the song Paramore wrote for Twilight, is a bonus making up this 12 track album.

Brand New Eyes is more adventurous than Riot! and is Paramore’s re-invention album, which cements them as one of the best bands of current times.

This is the summer album, if you don’t have it; you’re just another boring brick.