Teens keep the world going, says Harry
TRACK OF THE WEEK Paramore-HardTimes We’ ll not waste space explaining the machinations that have led to this line-up of Para more( bassist Jeremy is gone, and drummer Zac is back). Instead, we’ll happily chat about their new new-wavey sound. Plenty of critics are saying Lionel Richie, but we hear Tom Tom Club, with a touch of Gwen Ste fa ni couldn’ t even. The chorus will make you press repeat before you even get past minute one.
He roof the week is Harry Styles (right), who stood upfor his teenage fans. He told Rolling Stone :“Who’ s to say that young girls who like popmusic– short for popular, right? – have worse musical taste than a 30- year-old hipster guy? That’ s not up to you tosay. Musicis something that’s alwayschanging. There’s no goal posts. Young girls like The Beatles. You gonna tell me they’ re not serious? How can you say young girls don’ t get it? They’ re our future. Our future doctors, lawyers, mothers, presidents, they kind of keep the world going. Teenage - girl fans– they don’t lie. If they like you, they’ re there. They don’ t act too cool. They like you, and they tell you.”
Meanwhile, La na del Rey had conflicted feelings about enjoying Coach ella against the back drop of world events .” I find it’ s a tight rope between being vigilantly ob servant of everything going on in the world and also having enough space and time to appreciate god’ s good earth the way it was intended to be appreciated ,” she wrote on instagram.
Zero of the week is pretending everything is fine, Hayley Para more told the Guardian .“In the past, we’ ve made it our mission to shoved own people’ s throats what we want them to see.You know: ‘It’s us three now, we’ re doing so good! And I think we don’t really have that agenda anymore. I think we’ reina better place as a band than we’ ve ever been. I thinkin the past this would have pissed us off. Not you, but this drudging through it; but I think nowit’s, like, cool. It almost makes it les sofa big deal because we’ re not resisting it so much .”