“Paramore releases second track to the public, off their upcoming self-titled record set to greet the public April 9th“, read the headlines this morning. OK, maybe not – but in my little world? Sure.
Unfortunately, “Still Into You” just doesn’t sit well with me. No matter how many times I repeat the thing, it just has this “The Only Exception” with a new, juiced-up feel to it. By the way, “The Only Exception” is most definitely one of my least favorite songs to be recorded by the band (now trio).
Brushing all that criticism aside – since I would hate to be deemed a traitor in the eyes of all the devoted and beloved Paramore fans of the world (the world? Still shocking to me) – the song does display that dreaded bit of mainstream that was ever so inevitable. All I can say is that I remain hopeful that this one will grow on me and that the rest of the April release will completely overtake me, as both All We Know Is Falling and Brand New Eyes did. Only time will tell on that one, though.
Hope is not lost entirely – just over the course of the day, there are bits and pieces of the track I am starting to love. The final minute or so being the prime reason, as it really showcases Hayley Williams to the point that you remember again who Paramore is, and that this is in fact them. Several tracks of their collection aren’t lyrically stunning, nor do they display an overly impressive musicianship about them. So why then are those tracks similar to “Still Into You” that much more appealing? Time perhaps? Or maybe, just maybe, my and everyone else’s expectations are becoming too unrealistic?
Give it a listen. Give it a few, actually, and tell me just how wrong I am. Hurry up, April.