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Paramore Debut "Ignorance" From Next Album "Brand New Eyes"

July 7, 2009 6:03 PM ET

Nashville pop-punkers Paramore are giving fans a taste of what to expect on their Rob Cavallo-produced third album with "Ignorance," the first single from their upcoming Brand New Eyes, due September 29th.

The furiously paced track blends the sass of the band's Riot! single, "Misery Business" with hints of the darkness heard in "Decode" (off the Twilight soundtrack). Frontwoman Hayley Williams spits out the song's hook, "You treat me just like another stranger/well it's nice to meet you sir/I guess I'll go/I best be on my way out" and proclaims, "Ignorance is your new best friend!"

Williams indicated there would be weighty matters on her mind for this record — "There's a lot of things I thought I knew that I was absolutely wrong about," she told Rolling Stone last fall, and explained to MTV the album's lyrics were largely influenced by friendships. Though Williams also posted on the band's Live Journal that the songs on Brand New Eyes will feature be "fast, there's slow, and in-between... happy, angry, desperate and over it," Paramore's sound on "Ignorance" remains overwhelmingly upbeat.

Paramore are currently on tour with No Doubt until the beginning of next month, and "Ignorance" is available for digital purchase starting today, while Brand New Eyes can now be pre-ordered on Paramore's site.

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