Hard Times was released on April 19, 2017 as the first single from Paramore’s fifth album After Laughter, to be released on May 12, 2017. It is also their comeback single after a three-year hiatus and first since the return to the band of former member Zac Farro. (From Genius)
Everything Mainstream Consensus:
“Influenced by the band’s former pop hits, Hard Times is a glittery pop song amplified by Hayley William’s irresistible vocals.”
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