"Grow Up" is the third track from Paramore's fourth studio album "Paramore". Despite it not being a single it has still charted in the UK on their rock chart. The song has received critical acclaim from music critics.
"There seemed to be this thread in my brain about people who just really need to grow up and maybe open up their mind a little bit, and for me, as a girl, I’ve always sort of done things the way that I wanted to do them, and sometimes you get backlash for that. And I think it’s really important just to love who you are. I mean, I learn it every day; anyone who says they don’t have self-esteem issues is a bold-faced liar. It’s really about self-empowerment and learning to leave those negative opinions behind and sort of look at those people right now and say ‘Grow Up.’ That one happened by accident as well. Taylor and I were trying to write, and nothing was happening. He started running his hand along the guitar strings in frustration—and that turned into a riff. I suggested we put a beat to that, and that led to this early ’90s idea of a Rick Rubin-like kick snare. It also sounded like nothing Paramore had ever done. Those two songs (“Grow Up” and “Ain’t It Fun”) showed a new side for us. It also gave us confidence to do whatever we wanted. It just has to come from our hearts. A lot of the guitar riffs, at least a couple of them I was sort of there for and we would be so pissed trying to write. ‘Nothing is good, everything sucks. We’re not even going to be a band any more, this just sucks, we’re just going to have to retire.’ And Taylor would be just sort of mad, and that’s how “Grow Up "came about. I think you were playing a John Mayer song, like making fun of something… but yeah, we were frustrated. And then all of a sudden this riff came out of it, and all of a sudden we had this song called "Grow Up”. … Sometimes it comes out of frustration, so inspiration is nuts." - Hayley Williams
Paramore currently does not have a music video to 'Grow Up', but the audio version is available.
- Ilan Rubin - Drums
- Hayley in her 'Grow Up' jacket was featured inside the self-titled album cover.
- Hayley had worn her 'Grow Up' jacket again in September 2013.
|Songs||Fast In My Car • Now • Grow Up • Daydreaming • Interlude: Moving On • Ain't It Fun • Part II • Last Hope • Still Into You • Anklebiters • Interlude: Holiday • Proof • Hate to See Your Heart Break • (One of Those) Crazy Girls • Interlude: I'm Not Angry Anymore • Be Alone • Future|
|Bonus Tracks||Escape Route • Native Tongue • Tell Me It's Okay • Decode • The Only Exception • Brick By Boring Brick • Let the Flames Begin|
|Members||Hayley Williams • Jeremy Davis • Taylor York|