Many fans who have recently been streaming Paramore’s 2013 self-titled album may have noticed that the album cover has changed; was it replaced due to the departure of former bassist Jeremy Davis?
The album previously featured three band members, including Hayley Williams, Taylor York, and Davis, standing in front of a black background while covered in colored powder, according to People Magazine.
The new cover art depicts Hayley Williams’ back in a denim jacket with the words “Grow Up” written in white paint.
As of this writing, Paramore had not stated their recent departure. However, many fans speculated that the latest move was motivated by a desire to distance themselves from their former bassist.
Davis left his bandmates in 2015 after more than ten years of service. He split up with his pals badly, later suing the group for breach of contract and fraud.
According to The Tennessean, in his lawsuit, the musician claimed he was a partner in Hayley Williams’ Varoom Whoa. The legal entity is in charge of Paramore’s business operations.
Furthermore, the former bassist claimed he was not fairly compensated for his contributions to the band.
The band later claimed that their ex-member was an employee rather than a partner in the band’s revenue streams, such as merchandise, sales, and so on.
Davis eventually left the group in December 2015, claiming that Williams was “backstabbing” him.
He also claimed that he was behind the band’s decision to hire several employees for their tours and music projects, such as advisers, stage crew managers, musicians, and others.
The bassist claimed he was entitled to more compensation for his efforts. Both parties have reportedly settled their legal dispute in federal court, but the terms have not been made public.
Jay Bowen, Paramore’s lawyer, issued a statement at the time, saying:
“Everything has been resolved and settled.”
Hayley Williams, Taylor York, and Zac Farro are among the current members. The follow-up to their 2017 album “After Laughter,” titled “This is Why,” is set to be released on February 10, 2023.