Next thing we knew we were having a signing party for Hayley.
Our next move was to rerecord her solo demos with our own music rather than studio musicians to make it sound more genuine. I wrote out a list of names, including “Paramore”, a name my old band with Taylor and Jason Clark had thought about using. The label received the rerecorded demos and once again tried to fire the entire band, saying we were terrible.
Hayley’s manager would tell the band to be in the lobby of the hotel at a certain time, but he and Hayley wouldn’t show for hours.
We found out that they had been meeting with record label executives all morning without us, which is totally weird given that this wasn’t simply a solo artist, but we were a band. After many meetings between Hayley, her manager and the labels they decided to sign her to Atlantic records.
7), will air the band’s first interview since the split.
“And it was really hard, because we were all friends, and then going through a breakup and going through any kind of tension as a band really affected all the lyrics.
And the band is enthusiastic about their new material.
Last month, Williams tweeted, “Tonight @itstayloryall [guitarist Taylor York] sent me the 1st official demo for me to write lyrics to and I am so hopeful and motivated for the future!!
Hayley brought in Jeremy and our first rhythm guitarist Jason Bynum as the other two members.
We travelled to LA a few weeks later for a showcase and it was a nightmare.
I did not think Hayley’s version told the whole story, at least from our perspective and hopefully this will explain a bit about why we are leaving.
Zac and I had a garage band in high school with the intentions of just making music for the love of it.
Hayley went off to write and record her solo demos while the four of us continued on without her.