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Paramore’s Hayley Williams Fought "Crazy Depression," Writer’s Block Working on New Album

Image courtesy of Fueled By Ramen (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Fueled By Ramen (via ABC News Radio)

Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams says that the band experienced a large stumbling block shortly after they began writing for their recently-released self-titled album.

“We had two and a half months of the worst writers’ block you could possibly imagine,” she tells Entertainment Weekly . “I was in this crazy depression about it. I moved out of my house into my mom’s apartment because I didn’t want to be by myself. It was the wildest time of my life, and it was also the most boring time of my life.”

Williams adds that writing the tracks “Interlude: I'm Not Angry Anymore” and “Interlude: Holiday” helped end the dry spell and get the band back on track. “We needed something to laugh about and soften the blow that we couldn’t write any songs that we loved,” she explains. “And it was weird, because as soon as those interludes were done, the songs started happening. We realized we don’t need to take ourselves so seriously.”

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