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Paramore Return With Melodramatic 'Monster'

Listen to the band's song from 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon'

June 3, 2011 6:15 PM ET
Paramore Return With Melodramatic 'Monster'
Lindsey Byrnes

Paramore released "Monster," their first new tune since the departure of band members Josh and Zac Faro, on YouTube today. The song, which will appear on the soundtrack of Transformers: Dark of the Moon, has a suitably huge and melodramatic sound, with frontwoman Hayley Williams solemnly singing "I'll stop the whole world from turning into a monster eating us alive!" over loud, ominous guitars. The track will hit digital stores on June 7th and the soundtrack album will be out on June 14th.



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