Frontwoman and lyricist Hayley Williams said on the deluxe version of the album that [All I Wanted] was written about her boyfriend New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert. She said that Gilbert was leaving to tour for the first time since they started their relationship and as a consequence all sorts of insecurities were bubbling to the surface.
Happy 5th anniversary to paramore's Brand New Eyes! I'll never have the right words to describe what it meant to me getting to photograph this artwork and design the layout with the band. Simply, just so incredibly honored to have been apart of it.
“For something to be great, there has to be some kind of trial or some type of struggle that actually makes it special or valuable to you. Otherwise, anything could be easily taken for granted.”