Paramore first came to be when vocalist Hayley Williams moved to Franklin Tennessee in 2002. The young vocalist, then 13, met the brothers Josh and Zac Farro at a weekly supplemental program for home-schooled children. Then, she started taking vocal lessons with Brett Manning to hone her talents. After a stint working as part of a funk cover band called the Factory, she began writing for the Farro brothers’ band. Initially, Josh and Zac were “edgy about the female thing” regarding Williams becoming their vocalist, but their friendship allowed them to work together.
Soon, Williams was signed to Atlantic Records as a solo artist in 2003. Initially, plans were set to make her into a pop idol, but she resisted wanting to play rock music with a band. According to an interview with HitQuarters, Steve Robertson said, “She wanted to make sure that we didn’t look at her as some straight to Top 40 pop princess. She wanted to make sure that she and her band got the chance to show what they can do as a rock band writing their own songs.” This led to Label president Julie Greenwald going with her wishes. So the band was formed in 2004.
Originally the band was set to release their music on Atlantic Records label, but the marketing department decided it may be better to release their music through the niche Fueled by Ramen label.
The band’s first song written together was “Conspiracy” which was later used on their debut album.
Since then, Paramore has raced up the charts, even surviving and thriving past lineup changes and the growing world of music.
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