Album review: 'This is Why' by Paramore

After nearly a six-year hiatus, Paramore is back with "This Is Why," an album filled to the brim with angst but happier than ever. The release of "This Is Why" is the first time the band has produced two albums with the same members, as the group has been subject to frequent lineup changes. Following the 2017 release of "After Laughter"–a shimmeringly solemn synth-pop collection of songs surrounding heartbreak, divorce and hopelessness–frontwoman Hayley Williams has returned to her characteristically spunky attitude. She is once more equal parts bark and bite.