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Paramore’s “Hard Times” To Be Covered By Talking Heads’ David Byrne

Paramore Talking Heads
[Photo by: A.J. Gibboney]

There’s nothing to “Decode” with Paramore. The trio have announced that they will be releasing a double-sided single with Talking HeadsDavid Byrne for Record Store Day. Hayley Williams and co. covered “Burning Down The House” by the iconic indie group, with Byrne covering the After Laughter track “Hard Times.”

“The band told me that their song ‘Hard Times’ was inspired by Talking Heads,” Byrne said in a Twitter post. “So I learned and recorded my version of their great song with a horn section.” This follows the pop-punker’s take on Byrne’s classic track, which they covered last month in collaboration with A24 Music. The cover will feature as a B-side on this exclusive RSD release and is part of the Everyone’s Getting Involved: A Tribute to Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense album.

After ending their contract with Atlantic Records, Paramore reassured fans that they will continue making music for the foreseeable future. “After a long career in the music industry, we have decided to announce that… we are going to continue to have a long career in the music industry (sorry for any inconvenience).” This was a part of their announcement as this year’s Record Store Day Ambassadors.

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They continue that finding new music can be romantic, and record stores are a space to find different treasures. “In this world that feels more disconnected and hostile than ever, it feels important to remain in touch (literally) with what inspires us, empowers us, or simply brings us joy.” They explain.

The vinyl 12’’ collaboration between both scene staples comes the Re: This Is Why record. It includes remixes and production by a variety of artists, from Jack Antonoff to Remi Wolf. Both will be available at select indie record shops on April 20. Fans can find their nearest store on the RSD site.

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