Alternative/indie outfit Paramore stated they will be retiring their hit song and anthem for emo music, “Misery Business.” The track is off their 2007 studio album, Riot!, which is the band’s second full-length record. The announcement was made at the band’s first curated hometown festival, Arts + Friends.
At the Paramore concert in Nashville and they just announced that they won’t be performing Misery Business again for a long time after this show. Omg. pic.twitter.com/wARvoYGz76
— Tyler Matl (@TylerMatl) September 8, 2018
The choice was made because of the language that is used in the song. Frontwoman Hayley Williams explained, “This is a choice we made because we feel like we should. We feel like it’s time to move away from it for a little while. We wrote a song that now, as a 29-year-old woman, I don’t know that I’d use the same language. Calling someone a whore isn’t very cool.”
This declaration did not come as much of a surprise as Williams talked about this before in a 2015 Tumblr post where she was criticized for being a “bad feminist” due to the nature of the song. Arts + Friends was also a farewell to the era of After Laughter, Paramore’s most recent record. To keep up with the band, check out their official website.