Paramore have announced that they're (temporarily) retiring controversial hit 'Misery Business' from their live show.
Hayley Williams revealed the news as the band closed their ‘After Laughter’ era with a mini-festival at Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium.
“Tonight we’re playing this song for the last time for a really long time,” she explained on stage. “This is a choice we made because we feel like we should.”
Williams has previously described the song as a “backward minded lil rascal,” explaining that “Misery Business is not a set of lyrics that I relate to as a 26-year-old woman”.
“I haven’t related to it in a very long time. those words were written when I was 17… admittedly, from a very narrow-minded perspective,” she explained in a 2015 blog post. “It wasn’t really meant to be this big philosophical statement about anything. It was quite literally a page in my diary about a singular moment I experienced as a high schooler.”
At the Paramore concert in Nashville and they just announced that they won’t be performing Misery Business again for a long time after this show. Omg. pic.twitter.com/wARvoYGz76— Tyler Matl (@TylerMatl) September 8, 2018