I haven’t done a song review in awhile. It’s a shame really because there have absolute gems that have made me smash repeat over and over again. Unfortunately I will not be writing about those now. Today is Paramore’s day.
I’m not supposed to like Paramore and under normal circumstances I would even deny that I do. It’s a lie, I don’t actively go searching for their music but I’ve never heard anything disappointing from them. Also, before I go too far, I don’t know that much about them and I’m not going to claim to know all their songs. There are two things about them that I guess stand out. Hayley Williams has a great voice and crazy hair but she sounds great over the music and is a welcome change from the hordes of male rock singers. Plus she’s hot and we’ve seen her boobs (There is your daily dose of female objectification, SORRY). The other is the drums, they are good. I think they’ve had 2 different drummers but it doesn’t matter, they sound great. As a drummer, when it comes to rock bands, the drums have to be really good, like noticeably good and Paramore has them.
Ok so the song that this whole thing is about is “Ain’t It Fun.” Ugh, this song is so good. I know why I think this song is good but I don’t actually understand how. First, it tugs on my nostalgia strings by using a marimba accompanied by guitar. Then it goes right into a super groovy rock song. Repetitive, catchy as balls melody, incredible sounding drums. Then the chorus hits and I give up. Hayley and the gang make some musical decisions, both chordal and rhythmically, that really appeal to me. As I’ve mentioned several times, I’m not a music theory head so I can’t tell you why I like it so much but oh boy, it is goood.
“Ain’t It Fun” also has a breakdown and a shout chorus. Shakes head. Classic. It’s like they asked themselves, “What else could we do to make this song perfect?”
I’m being dramatic. To be honest, Paramore isn’t exactly reinventing the rock band wheel but they did make a song that is incredibly catchy…AND THE DRUMS JUST SOUND SO GOOD. Can’t even finish the whole thing before I just start it over.