Paramore Release ‘This Is Why’ Remix Album Featuring Panda Bear, Julien Baker, Bartees Strange, and More

    Paramore have released a reimagined version of their latest album, This Is Why. It features reworkings of songs from the LP, with contributions from Panda Bear, Wet Leg, Julien Baker, Bartees Strange, Romy, Foals, DOMi & JD BECK, Remi Wolf, Claud, the Linda Lindas, and Zane Lowe. The tracklist ends with a previously unreleased a demo called ‘Sanity’. Listen to Re: This Is Why below.

    “We’ve long wanted to recognize the connection we have with some of the artists who’ve influenced us as a band and/or who have cited our band as an influence,” Hayley Williams said in a statement. “Re: This Is Why is almost a remix album. Some of the songs have been remixed sort of classically, while others were reworked or rewritten. It’s incredible to hear all our worlds colliding.”

    The artwork for Re: This Is Why was inspired by a Marlene Dumas painting that was intended as the original cover art for the record. “It didn’t get clearance the first time around so we went with a different image,” Williams explained on social media. “Grateful to her for allowing us to use this, now.”

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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