Watch Paramore bring out PinkPantheress to perform ‘Misery Business’

Fans are enjoying the previously-culled song's return to Paramore's set.


At Austin City Limits festival in Texas this weekend, Paramore brought out PinkPantheress to join the band on stage for a performance of ‘Misery Business’.

British 2022 Sound Of poll winner, Pink Pantheress, jumped on stage with Hayley Williams for the fan-favourite song, which Paramore have recently reintroduced to their set.

“Do you want to introduce yourself?” Hayley Williams asked the TikTok star during the song’s breakdown, where Paramore usually invite a member of the crowd to sing with them.


“I’m PinkPantheress,” she responded before affirming her status as a Paramore fan: “Thank you for letting me on this stage, it’s so amazing. I’m doing music because of you.

“I’m not gonna get into it, I just love you so much!” she added.

Paramore are currently on a US tour ahead of the release of the release of their seventh album ‘This Is Why’ on February 10 2023.

Until a cameo at Coachella 2022 with Billie Eilish back in April, Hayley Williams had stopped playing ‘Misery Business’ after it drew criticism for being anti-feminist, particularly due to the lyrics “Once a whore, you’re nothing more“. At the opening night of this tour in Bakersefield California, Williams addressed her decision to reintroduce ‘Misery Business’ to their setlist, saying: “Four years ago, we said we were gonna retire this song for a little while and I guess technically we did. But what we did not know was that just about five minutes after I got cancelled for saying the word whore in a song, all of TikTok decided that it was OK. Make it make sense…

“I remember a time when we had a MySpace and we were still a really small band. We were really small. We hadn’t even put out this song and we had noticed that kids were calling themselves ‘Parawhores’. We were like, ‘Ugh, that’s weird!’. But I guess what I’m trying to say is, it’s a word and if you’re cool you won’t call a woman a whore because that’s bullshit.”

‘Misery Business’ is Paramore’s most-streamed song on Spotify, currently standing at 552 million streams.

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