Song of the Day: Hard Times

Today’s song is Hard Times by Paramore.

New-wave/synthpop.
Such an interesting departure from Paramore’s usual sound (Alt-rock/pop-punk).
I really dig it.

There are some cool elements that melt together with this one.
The call/response harmonies, the guitar riffs, well-paced drums and some solid synth notes.

Walking around with my little rain cloud hanging over my head and it ain’t coming down.

The end of this song is particularly infectious, as the energy hits it’s peak.

The album itself is such an interesting transition.
Thematically, it was designed to showcase themes like anxiety, exhaustion and depression.
What makes it fascinating is that most of the songs follow an upbeat/vibrant sound.

The lyrics of this one are rather relatable.
Confusion and anxiety toward difficult/challenging moments, especially when failing to make it past the hurtle.

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