Josh Farro Gives First Interview Since Leaving Paramore
Former Paramore guitarist Josh Farro has spoken in an interview for the first time since leaving the band.
The guitarist left with his brother Zac Farro in December who wrote a blog shortly afterwards which was critical of his former bandmates.
In an interview with MTV News, Farro said "I think liberating is a great word for how I've felt over the last month."
Since leaving, the guitarist has formed a new band Novel American with the former members of the group Cecil Adora - Van Beasley, Tyler Ward and Ryan Clark. Talking about the new he band he said "Basically, I met these guys in high school - they're a little older than me, and that's a big deal when you're in high school, they were always in the cool crowd - but we connected after high school, and we got together after the whole Paramore thing, and I was like, 'I don't know if I want to be in another band.' But I called the guys, we got together, we wrote and we jammed, and it was great, so we decided, 'Let's do another band.'"
He described the band as being influenced by Radiohead, Jimmy Eat World and Explosions In The Sky.
Commenting on his former Paramore bandmates, Farro said "I just wish them the best in the future, and I really don't want to make it this huge drama thing, because then it becomes this huge war, and I don't want to dwell on that. I'm more excited about the future and this new band and that sort of thing."