All We Know Is Falling is the debut studio album by American rock band Paramore, released on July 26, 2005. The album reached #8 on the UK Rock Chart. In the USA, it reached #30 on the Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart but failed to chart on the Billboard 200.
According to Paramore’s A&R at Atlantic Records, Steve Robertson, instead of giving the debut album a major radio promotional push, he believed the band should start small and slowly build through word of mouth. In his words, Robertson “wanted kids to discover the band without it being shoved down their throats.”
As stated by singer Hayley Williams, the shadow on the sofa on the album art is meant to represent current bassist Jeremy Davis leaving the band. Davis temporarily left the band shortly after arriving in Orlando, Florida to record the album. Davis stated that he immediately regretted leaving and was overjoyed when the band asked him back shortly after the album’s release. His departure had a large impact on the band, inspiring the song “All We Know”, and thus the title of the album, “All We Know Is Falling”. As of April 2009, the album has managed to sell 405,110 copies in the United States, though prior to Riot!being released the album had only sold 50,000 copies. On May 26, 2009, a deluxe edition of the album was released exclusively on iTunes with 2 live tracks and 3 music videos.
In September 2005, a special Japanese release containing the previously unreleased “Oh, Star” was made available.