Paramore Goes Post-Punk | “C’est Comme Ça” by Paramore


Claudia Braesch, Writer/Volunteer

On Jan. 10, beloved pop-punk powerhouse Paramore released the third single for their highly anticipated album, This Is Why. “C’est Comme Ça” is a post-punk inspired earworm. Frontwoman Hayley Williams’ Talking Heads-esque talk-singing is a welcome addition to the track’s energy-filled choruses. 

“C’est Comme Ça” translates to “It is what it is.” Williams’ lyrics convey this sense of wanting to get better, but thriving in chaos and disorder. As a fan, it feels like a natural progression from the After Laughter era of songs like “Hard Times” and “Fake Happy” about hiding struggles and feeling hopeless. “C’est Comme Ça’’ is uncertain and dynamic — it reckons with the future and what it means to make progress. Williams sings, 

I know that regression is rarely rewarded /

I still need a certain degree of disorder.”

The single’s sound may stray from the band’s Riot! days, but it undoubtedly sounds like Paramore. It’s danceable, catchy and alluring. Paramore has found success in evolving without losing touch with what makes them special. 

This Is Why releases Feb. 10, and will surely be dense with similarly captivating tracks.