6. February 2018 By Walter Price 0

Paramore: 80’s Driven We All Can’t Be Like You Single/Video for “Rose-Colored Boy”

Paramore – ‘After Laughter’ is available on iTunes.


by Walter Price


In an age where social media has caused us all to create ever-increasing false facades. Dichotomies between who we are and what the world wants us to be intensify. Paramore’s new single “Rose-Colored Boy” explores the tug-of-war.

Rose-colored boy
I hear you making all that noise
About the world you want to see
And oh, I’m so annoyed
‘Cause I just killed off what was left of the optimist in me

This yin and yang brilliantly depicted in Paramore’s new Warren Fu directed video. An 80’s inspired TV news team all smiles on camera while personal struggles seep through when the red light fades. Demons and histories in an all-out mental war for personal truths. Soundtracked by a deceptive upbeat thump furthering the multiple sides everyone tussles with.

Just let me cry a little bit longer
I ain’t gon’ smile if I don’t want to
Hey, man, we all can’t be like you
I wish we were all rose-colored too
My rose-colored boy

“Rose-Colored Boy” comes from the band’s 2017 ‘After Laughter’ (Fueled By Ramen).



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Director: Warren Fu
Cinematographer: Byron Werner
Producer: Jona Ward
Executive Producer: Whitney Jackson
Production Company: Partizan
Production Designer: John Richoux
Band Stylist: Phoenix Johnson
Band Hair & Make-Up: Brian O’Connor
Cast Stylist: Michelle Lane
Cast Hair & Make-Up: Jacque Piotrowski
Production Manager: Rachel Ottenstein
1st AC: Nick Bianchi
Gaffer: Steve Lundgren
Steadicam Operator: Dennis Noyes
Edit, Sound Design, Graphic Design: Warren Fu
Intro Animation: Visual Creatures
Color: Electric Theater Collective
Colourist: Kaitlyn Battistelli