Elle recently interviewed Paramore’s lead vocalist Hayley Williams and bassist Jeremy Davis about their new album Brand New Eyes, touring with No Doubt, being on the Twilight soundtrack, and their thoughts on New Moon. Here’s a short excerpt:
“Decode” was the lead single on last year’s Twilight soundtrack. What impact did that have?
Hayley: A huge impact. You have the core kids who are kind of like “We want them to ourselves,” but for the most part, those people have stuck around. And then we’ve gained all of these other fans. I’ve seen our fan base go from being16 to 20 years old when we started to everyone between 9 or 10 and like 30 to 40, and it’s amazing to know that that many people can relate to what you’re saying.
Jeremy: You know how if you have two different groups of friends, you don’t want them to clash and start fighting? I feel like with our fans—our old-school fans who were there all the time, some of whom have our personal phone numbers because we’ve been that close with them for so long, and then the fans who’ve come in from the radio side. But somehow they mix.
Are you excited about New Moon?
Hayley: We’re going to be in Nashville, and I’m going to go opening night. It’s just getting bigger and bigger, so I’m psyched. The first one was made on such a low budget, so I want to see what it’s like now. And Dakota Fanning’s in it, and I’m a big fan of her.
Visit Elle’s Web site to read the entire interview with Paramore here. To quote our own AmyO, “I ♥ them!!”