Paramore Return On ‘Transformers’ Soundtrack With New Song, Video

‘Monster’ will be the first music the band has released since the departure of Josh and Zac Farro last year.
By James Montgomery

Paramore’s Hayley Williams
Photo: John Shearer/ Getty Images

Late last year, in their first interview following the departure of Josh and Zac Farro, Paramore told MTV News that they would “definitely” be releasing new music in 2011 … a statement frontwoman Hayley Williams honed even further in February when she said that the band were planning on debuting its new, Farro-less tunes “over the summer.”

And now, well … it looks like she’s a woman of her word.

Because late Monday, Paramore announced that they’d unveil a brand-new song — called “Monster” — on the upcoming Transformers: Dark of the Moon soundtrack. But that’s not all. In an email to MTV News, a spokesperson for the band’s labels, Atlantic/Fueled by Ramen, revealed that Paramore will also shoot a video for the song, tentatively scheduled for next month in Los Angeles.

No other information on the song or the video was available at press time. But the “Monster” video will be the second clip off the Transformers soundtrack. Last month, Linkin Park shot their video for the song “Iridescent” in Los Angeles. In addition to Paramore and Linkin Park, the album, due June 7, also features songs from My Chemical Romance, Taking Back Sunday, Staind, Mastodon and, uh, the Goo Goo Dolls.

Since wrapping their South American tour in March, Paramore have been in the studio working on new music, including fleshing out an early demo for the song “In the Mourning,” and, presumably, “Monster” too. Still no word on when — or how — the band will premiere those other songs to their fans.

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