Hayley Williams has had a rough time with her band Paramore
, considering the dramatic departure of guitarist Josh Farro and drummer Zac Farro. But once upon a time Atlantic Records head honcho Julie Greenwald told a bunch of bushy-tailed interns (which may have included this author) that the then-new band, and Williams particularly, was the real deal. Considering the quality of their latest tune, we're inclined to agree. "Monster" sacrifices none of the signature Paramore paunch that elevated Williams and co. to rock-stardom in the early aughts, and the video is full of Hayley's firey-hair, and also real fire (explosions!). Check it out below.
"Now that you're gone/The world is ours". A twinge of honesty aimed at her former band-mates? YOU DECIDE 2011. The vid via MTV: