In the Mourning

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"In the Mourning"
Single by Paramore
from the album Singles Club EP
Released December 5, 2011
Recorded 2010
Genre Acoustic rock, folk pop, ballad
Length 3:06
Label Fueled by Ramen
Writer(s) Hayley Williams, Taylor York

"In the Mourning" is a song by American rock band Paramore. It was released on December 5, 2011 as the third single from Paramore's Singles Club series which was announced on the day of the single's release. It was announced that the band would release 3 singles until the end of 2011 with a single released per month, "In The Mourning" being the third and the last song of this EP.[1][2]

The song was recorded with the previous singles "Monster", "Renegade" and "Hello Cold World" in a session with producer Rob Cavallo, who had previously worked with Paramore on their album Brand New Eyes.[3]


The song was released in a video posted on January 13, 2011 on Paramore's official website.[4] In the video, Hayley Williams and Taylor York perform the song acoustically. "In The Mourning" was the first Paramore song that came after Josh Farro and Zac Farro left the band.[5]

"I did not want to publish the full song yet, I do not want to believe it is a song from the "new Paramore". It's something I wrote just for fun. I hope you like it!".

—Hayley Williams[5]

On the Brand New Eyes World Tour, the band performed the song at South American leg, they first performed it in Brazil.[6] At Fueled By Ramen's anniversary show in 2011, the band performed the song with a cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide",[7] They also performed "Renegade" for the first time at the show.

Music video[edit]

The music video is a demo, only Williams and Taylor perform the song.

In the clip, frontwoman Hayley Williams and guitarist Taylor York perform a demo of the song, which features lyrics that could be read in the context of the recent departure of band members Josh and Zac Farro.

−"Now there's nothing but time that's wasted"

−"And words that have no backbone"

−"Oh the whole world seems to be waiting"

−"Can you hear the echoes fading?" Williams sings.[8]

Williams posted rough audio of herself singing the track's chorus on her blog on Wednesday, and lyrics to "In the Mourning" surfaced days after the band announced the departure of the Farro brothers.

"I don't want people thinking it's a new Paramore song, this is just something I wrote for fun."

—Hayley Williams[5]


  1. ^ "Paramore debut new single 'In The Mourning' online – audio | News". Nme.Com. 2011-12-06. Retrieved 2013-07-14. 
  2. ^ "Paramore To Release Three New Singles | News @". Retrieved 2013-07-14. 
  3. ^ comments policy  6  comments posted. "Paramore Set Out Plans For More New Releases | News @". Retrieved 2013-07-14. 
  4. ^ "Paramore: In The Mourning". YouTube. 2011-01-14. Retrieved 2013-07-14. 
  5. ^ a b c "Paramore Previews New Song, 'In the Mourning'". Billboard. 2011-01-14. Retrieved 2013-07-14. 
  6. ^ "Paramore - In the Mourning [First time live ever] - Brasilia, 02/16/2011". YouTube. 2011-02-16. Retrieved 2013-07-14. 
  7. ^ "Paramore - In the Mourning/Landslide (Fueled By Ramen 15th Anniversary Concert Live)". YouTube. 2011-09-07. Retrieved 2014-03-27. 
  8. ^ "Paramore - In the Mourning/Landslide (Fueled By Ramen 15th Anniversary Concert Live)". YouTube. 2011-09-07. Retrieved 2013-07-14.