It’s been a today turby trio for the band Paramour and its fan base. Since 2004, fans have been treated to Joe three incarnations of the band with members playing musical chairs as they come and go.

The band first consisted of lead vocalist Hayley Williams, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Josh Farto, bassist Jeremy Davis and drummer Zac Farro. In 2010 the Farro brothers left the band due to artistic difference and Taylor York became an official member of the band even though he had already sung backup vocals and played guitar in some of the tracks in Riot!

The band then released its fourth album (self titled) and went on to win the first songwriting Grammy for Hayley and Taylor in 2013. The band’s lineup changed once again after this album cycle with bassist Jeremy Davis leaving the band near the end of 2015 and former drummer Zac Farro rejoining the band early this year.

Now Paramore is back once again with new music and a new sound. Just yesterday they gave their fans a treat by dropping the single, “Hard Times” and announcing a new album coming up plus a tour. After Laughter is due out on May 12 and the trio has listed the dates for the first leg of their tour, which takes place overseas.

In an interview with The New York Times, the band describes its new sound as being “cleaner, more rhythmic and synth-kissed textures of the ’70s and ’80s, owing to recent obsessions with Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, Cyndi Lauper and Blondie.”

Take a look at the music for for “Hard Times below and decide for yourselves if this new sound is your style.

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