Paramore Reveal The Emotional Meaning Of "Rose-Colored Boy"

4 May 2018, 11:18

Paramore. Picture: Fueled By Ramen

By Marianne Eloise

They posted a series of heartfelt tweets about the song's message

When Paramore released the video for “Rose-Colored Boy” earlier this year, from their 2017 album After Laughter, there were tons of hidden messages for fans to decipher.

Now, Paramore have taken to Twitter to explain the meaning behind the single’s lyrics.

All of After Laughter is about finding happiness after pain and owning your sadness, and “Rose-Colored Boy” is no different.

In a series of three tweets, the band addressed the heartfelt message behind the song.“Rose-Colored Boy is a song about feeling pressured to look at the world with blind optimism when you actually feel very hopeless about the world & your part in it”, they wrote.

"Adding shame to sadness is a pretty toxic cocktail” and in the third tweet, "It’s important & more healing to meet people where they’re at - EMPATHY - than to try & paint everything rosy."

They added that they hoped their performance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert helped people to feel “less alone”. You can watch the music video and their performance below.

Paramore Performs 'Rose-Colored Boy'

Paramore: Rose-Colored Boy [OFFICIAL VIDEO]