Although “Monster” is the first official single from Paramore following the acrimonious departure of founding members Josh and Zac Farro, you wouldn’t be able to tell the band is two members short just from listening.
The remaining trio stays the marketably melancholy course on this song for the Transformers: Dark of the Moon soundtrack.
“Monster” is exactly the kind of dark, tightly-constructed emo you would expect from Paramore. Sure, it’s a tad sludgier than their usual fare, but the crisp, angular guitar work keeps the track from sounding too close to ’90s alt-rock.
The most interesting thing about this single, however, are the lyrics: My (conspiracy) theory is this song is about airing rock stars’ dirty laundry, and not Robots in Disguise. Listen to it here: READ FULL STORY