Here’s how Paramore fans celebrated one year of ‘After Laughter’

Written by Bianca Davino on 14th May, 2018
Here’s how Paramore fans celebrated one year of ‘After Laughter’

After Laughter is more than just an album – it’s a mission statement that proclaims to the world with both confidence and vulnerability. Paramore want you to know that it’s okay to sleep under seemingly never-ending grey clouds, it’s okay to revel in life’s happiest moments and above all, wear your heart on your sleave no matter what.

On the 12th of May 2017, Paramore unleashed their bold, unashamedly brash and vital fifth album onto the world. After a 5 year gap between their self-titled effort, fans were a little unsure as to what they could expect.

What came of it was their most poignant, mature and musically accomplished album to date. Teeming with 80s new wave influences and inflected with helpings of synth pop, After Laughter is one of modern pop’s greatest achievements. To say it’s had a massive impact on Paramore’s fanbase is an understatement.

Thematically the album deals with overcoming the trials and tribulations of growing up in it’s purest and most honest form. It isn’t afraid to play with the darkness, all soundtracked to upbeat, dancey instrumentals. It’s tailor-made to cry hard, and dance harder.

Over the weekend, fans took to Twitter to celebrate the one-year-anniversary of After Laughter, sharing how the album has helped them in the last year.

Check out some of the most heartfelt responses below.

Hayley Williams also took to Instagram to commemorate the event, writing a heartfelt message explaining what After Laughter means to her.

“Sometimes I feel just as lost and confused as I did a year ago. But there is laughter now just as there was in the midst of that heavy grey cloud. And when that cloud threatens to darken every delight and beautiful color that we strive so hard to see… sometimes I let it.”

Read the full message below.

might’ve gone a lot overboard. ??#lifewithAL #afterlaughter

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