Paramore is my guilty pleasure. Yes, I know it's not 2007, I'm not 14, and fueled by ramen has seen better days, but I always thought there was something about the band that made them different. Hayley Williams was incredibly relatable--a girl who was truly pissed about the world just like you. She understood being weird in high school and annoyed with cheerleaders and not fitting in and being angry. Plus she had an incredible voice that competed with classic emo-style guitar riffs.
"Still Into You," is nothing like this. Williams plays the role of a sad desperate girl waiting around for a guy to like her back--nothing like the violent, angsty girl who demanded your attention. With two core members leaving the band, Williams has lost her edge and transformed into an emotion-less pop star with a sugary, generic backing track. Fans will surely find that everything Paramore stood for has disappeared, leaving a totally unrecognizable and boring new band. RIP Paramore.