All We Know Is Falling (CD) Paramore

PUBLISHED : Friday, 11 November, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 11 November, 2011, 12:00am


Half-term gave me the chance to revisit an old favourite - Paramore's debut studio album, All We Know Is Falling. The band has had a lot of hype over the past few months, with a world tour, a stopover in Hong Kong and the split between Hayley Williams (singer/songwriter) and the Farro brothers (Josh and Zach, lead guitar and drummer, respectively).

The band gained a following just by word of mouth, especially among teens, and it's easy to see why. Who can resist powerhouse vocals, catchy hooks and shows full of energy?

Williams' range is almost superhuman. Her talent and Josh Farro's screams complement each other well on the last track, My Heart, written during their brief relationship.

Other standout tracks are All We Know and Pressure - both about dealing with the aftermath of conflicts. While they may not provide a solution to your problems, they make you feel as though you're not alone - and that's usually enough consolation.

All We Know Is Falling is full to the brim with that uniquely raw Paramore sound that we don't get much of these days with their newer, slightly overproduced songs. I prefer Williams' unedited vocals so much more.

Music should be as natural as possible, and their debut was just that.