so, I figured since this is the first time that we’re “really” talking about it, i would start here. because after all this is where everything started in the first place. well besides Jeremy’s living room and our PureVolume profile. this is where we met some of you and built a relationship from afar with so many who, even all these years later, still support our band.
we’re only about 2 weeks away from actually putting music to tape. no, we aren’t recording this album analog but hopefully you’ll understand the expression. we’ve already gone through all the songs that we have hoped would make it this far and they - about 19 - of them are ready to be recorded. this doesn’t mean that we are going to have that many tracks on the album but it does mean that for the first time in the history of our band, we are going to record more than we actually need for an album and end up with more than a few extra tracks to play around with after the fact. it’s really been a fun process for us.
by now, you know our producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen is fully involved with every part of this process. we spent a week jamming out a handful of songs a day with him and even wrote a few parts to songs with him that were missing or that just needed extra care. it was all vital to what we will do when we’re back to actually hit record. honestly, it was a lot less of a real chore than i thought it might be. pre-production could go either way… at the end of the day you’re ripping songs apart to put them back together again. it either works or it doesn’t… and thankfully, with all of us more encouraged than ever, we were ready for the challenge of making each song as great as it could be. they’ll only get better too. you’ve never listened to a paramore song as much as i’m about to listen to every rough mix we get back from these recording sessions. i am the original paramore fangirl.
over the next week or two, i’m going to be posting a little more often to our tumblr (paramore.tumblr.com) with little blogs about song subject matter or even just tiny updates about what’s going on in the studio. plus, now we have instagram… (“paramorestudio”) holy social networking, batman! oh, and don’t forget taylor has his own instagram. he likes to compete with jerm and i for the most likes. usually he wins and i told him it’s just because all the girls have crushes on him since he’s the youngest and cutest. (J.Timberlake of paramore, am i right or am i right?)
anyways, i only have one more chorus worth of lyrics to write before i’m done. we started writing these songs about a year ago… i can’t believe it’s all about to happen!
remember to check the tumblr. talk to you soon,
hayley from paramore