Song of the Day #3,552: ’26’ – Paramore

Paramore’s latest album After Laughter has been on steady rotation in my household lately. It’s the rare record all four of us like.

The tracks are mostly upbeat pop songs but today’s SOTD, ’26,’ is an exception. Written by lead singer Hayley Williams as a message to her younger self, the song celebrates the power of hope. In earlier songs, she wrote about staying grounded and not getting lost in the clouds, but here she calls out that worldview as cynical.

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