"'Re: This Is Why' is out Oct. 6th with reworked/rewritten/remixed versions of the album by some friends of ours. There may also be an unreleased b-side demo on it."
This Friday, 6 October, Paramore will release an “almost remix” album to accompany their February album This Is Why. The sister release, Re: This Is Why, contains some songs that have been remixed in the classic fashion, while others have been completely reworked.
“We’ve long wanted to recognise the connection we have with some of the artists who’ve influenced us as a band and/or who have cited our band as an influence,” the band wrote on Twitter this morning (3 October). “Re: This Is Why is almost a remix album. Some of the songs have been remixed sort of classically, while others were reworked or rewritten. It’s incredible to hear all our worlds colliding.”
In an Instagram post, vocalist Hayley Williams posted the image inspiration behind the garish yet commanding album cover for Re: This Is Why and wrote, “The original cover for This Is Why was a take on a Marlene Dumas painting. It didn’t get clearance the first time around so we went with a different image. grateful to her for allowing us to use this, now.
“Re: This Is Why is out Oct. 6th with reworked/rewritten/remixed versions of the album by some friends of ours. There may also be an unreleased b-side demo on it. Thanks to everyone involved.”
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According to fans on Twitter and Reddit, some of the speculated artists to appear on Re: This Is Why include Australian tour opener Remi Wolf, The xx’s Romy, Julien Baker, Foals, The Linda Lindas, and more. The rumours began after a fan account on Twitter posted teaser videos from the band’s Discord server to social media.
Fans also began theorising about the B-Side demo arriving on Re: This Is Why, claiming that it could come from the After Laughter recording sessions based on this Paper Magazine op-ed written by Williams in May 2018.
1. This Is Why (Re: Foals)
2. The News (Re: The Linda Lindas)
3. Running Out Of Time (Re: Panda Bear)
4. Running Out Of Time (Re: Zane Lowe)
5. C’est Comme Ça (Re: Wet Leg)
6. Big Man, Little Dignity (Re: Domi & JD Beck)
7. You First (Re: Remi Wolf)
8. Figure 8 (Re: Bartees Strange)
9. Liar (Re: Romy)
10. Crave (Re: Claud)
11. Thick Skull (Re: Julien Baker)
12. Sanity (demo)
In late September, Paramore began hinting at what Kill Your Stereo thought would be a deluxe edition of This Is Why. The band shared a fun video on the Notes app, teasing a potential new release related to This Is Why, released in February 2023.
Naming the note Re: This Is Why, whoever’s behind Paramore’s social media presence posted the date for 28 September and typed out This Is Why, followed by 2 October and Why Is This? and 6 October and Is This Why?
Paramore will tour Australia and New Zealand for the first time since 2018 this November with special guest Remi Wolf.
The tour spans from Saturday, 18 November, at Auckland’s Spark Arena, Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Wednesday, 22 and (new show) Thursday, 23 November, Sydney’s Domain on Saturday, 25 November, and Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on Monday 27 and (new show) Tuesday 28 November. The extra shows were added after the pre-sale was met with unprecedented demand.
The band also added a third and final show in Melbourne a few weeks ago.
We’ve long wanted to recognize the connection we have with some of the artists who’ve influenced us as a band and/or who have cited our band as an influence.— paramore (@paramore) October 2, 2023
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