Paramore have revealed their music video for “Rose-Colored Boy,” the latest single from their critically acclaimed fifth studio album, After Laughter.
The satirical, TV news-inspired video was directed by Warren Fu (The Weeknd, Haim) and depicts the band as anchors in an ‘80s TV newsroom. Towards the end of the clip, the band’s frontwoman Hayley Williams does a fine impression of Bill O’Reilly’s infamous on-camera outburst in which he eventually screams, “F*ck it! We’ll do it live!”
In Paste’s review of After Laughter, Ilana Kaplan wrote:
Once immersed in the pop-heavy album that is After Laughter, it becomes clear that the less angsty outlook of Paramore is something only surface-level. If you look beneath, it shows Williams battling with herself to make amends (‘Forgiveness,’ ‘Caught In The Middle’) and put on a front to the public (‘Fake Happy’). The Williams everyone loves is still there, but she’s become a little bit better at letting go. She’s not dwelling, so why should we? It’s time we matured with Paramore.
Paramore are set to play a number of summer U.S. festivals, including this year’s Boston Calling and Manchester, Tenn.’s Bonnaroo. It will be the Nashville band’s first time at the latter festival, their home state’s biggest.
Watch the video for “Rose-Colored Boy” below and check out Paramore’s recent mashup of SZA’s “20 Something” and their song “Grow Up” right here.