Watch This Now: Paramore – “Monster”

“And we started drowning, not like we’d sink any farther…”

Paramore is still a band. Yep, even in the face of the controversial departure of the Farro brothers, the band have stuck to their guns and continued on. Major kudos to them – especially for getting new material out there in such a limited time. Monster is their first post-Farro material, as well as being the lead single from the Transformers: Dark of the Moon soundtrack.

I was actually worried that the video for this would suffer the same fate of their Decode video, which was also the lead single of the first Twilight film. If you’ve seen it, you’ll know what I mean – cheesy band footage mixed with shots of Robert Pattinson brooding about the place. Thankfully, we can report that there is no sign of Shia LaDouche anywhere in this video! Surprisingly, they’ve stepped up their game and mixed a confronting performance video with some Michael Bay-esque imagery – yes, that’s codeword for “shit gets blown the fuck up.” It’s not quite clear what exactly the three of them are running from – but guessing about it is half the fun, isn’t it? A very well-shot video with some cool ideas – it’s good to have them back.

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