Paramore’s 2013 self-titled album is the album that keeps on giving – providing top quality singles one after the other. The latest single Ain’t It Fun follows Daydreaming, Still Into You and Now -becoming the fourth track off the record which happens to be the first since the departure of the Farro brothers.
“Ain’t it fun living in the real world/Ain’t it good being all alone?” asks Hayley Williams in the energetic rock-pop wake-up-call tune. The song seems to be directed at a spoilt kid who comes to realise the world doesn’t revolve around them and that they can’t rely on their parents for everything for their whole life.
As with most of the tracks off Paramore thus far, Ain’t It Fun is ridiculously catchy and despite the somewhat serious subject matter it is very positive and cheerful sounding. The song has an experimental sound which is different to the usual Paramore track – combining influences from funk, jazz and pop music, the use of a xylophone mixed with heavy rock guitar riffs and a Gospel choir to produce one of their most creative songs yet.
To match the fun and creativity of the song, the video is unique and quirky as the trio run around trying to break a bunch of world records. Attempting to break 10 records including the most feathers caught in 30 seconds, most vinyl records broken in one minute, and longest time spinning a record on a finger, the group also set the record for most world records set in a music video – A talented trio they are!