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David Byrne unveils his cover of Paramore's "Hard Times"

19 April 2024, 16:01 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

As part of their exclusive 12" release for Record Store Day, David Byrne has revealed his cover of "Hard Times" by Paramore.

Earlier this year, Paramore announced that they are the 2024 Record Store Day Ambassadors in the US. Alongside news of their collaborative 12" vinyl with David Byrne, they also shared that they will be releasing Re: This Is Why on vinyl for the first time.

Byrne's cover of "Hard Times" comes in celebration of the seven year anniversary of the lead single from Paramore's fifth studio album, After Laughter. Also featured on the vinyl will be Paramore's cover of "Burning Down The House" by Talking Heads, which features on 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.

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

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