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David Byrne to cover Paramore's "Hard Times" for exclusive Record Store Day release

05 March 2024, 15:22 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

US Record Store Day Ambassadors Paramore have revealed that they will be sharing an exclusive 12" featuring David Byrne.

Earlier this year, Paramore announced that they are the 2024 Record Store Day Ambassadors in the US. They also shared that they will be releasing Re: This Is Why on vinyl for the first time. The album saw them share reimagined versions of songs from their sixth studio album, This Is Why, by the likes of Julien Baker, Romy from The xx, Claud, Remi Wolf, and Wet Leg.

Now, taking to their socials, they have shared that they will also be releasing an exclusive 12" which features their cover of "Burning Down The House" by Talking Heads, for A24's tribute album, Everyone’s Getting Involved which sees the likes of Lorde, Miley Cyrus, Paramore, The National, girl in red, BADBADNOTGOOD, The Linda Lindas, Blondshell, The Cavemen, Jean Dawson, Kevin Abstract, Toro y Moi, and more coming together to reimagine sounds from the iconic soundtrack.

Also featured, is David Byrne's previously unheard cover of "Hard Times", which was the lead single of Paramore's fifth studio album, After Laughter.

Paramore recently made history as the first female-fronted band to win Best Rock Album at the Grammys since solo artists Alanis Morissette and Sheryl Crow won the award in the ’90s.

They also spoke about the future of the band following the end of their contract with Atlantic Records after two decades. "As for Paramore, the band, not the metaphor" said Hayley Williams, "We have crashed the van. We're finding new ways. We have new maps. We are starting from point zero. And this time, we're reading the fine print."

The 12" vinyl will be available exclusively at participating record stores. For more information, visit

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