Paramore split with two members
A couple of months ago, Josh and Zac let us know they would be leaving the band after our show in Orlando last Sunday. None of us were really shocked. For the last year it hasn’t seemed as if they wanted to be around anymore. We want Josh and Zac to do something that makes them happy and if that isn’t here with us, then we support them finding happiness elsewhere. But we never for a second thought about leaving any of this behind. We really hope that you can be encouraged by the fact that the three of us who are still here are ready to take on another chapter of our journey together. You have always been what keeps us going so why would we stop now? We want to stick by you. Knowing that we have a unified passion and a clear vision makes us feel stronger than ever.
That’s what was posted on on December 18th. Josh and Zac Farro, the guitarist and drummer of the band, decided that they wanted out after years of service. But this does not mean that Paramore are breaking up. Frontwoman Hayley Williams, guitarist Taylor York and bassist Jeremy Davis will stick together and find replacements.
The remaining three members are still optimistic about the future. In the blog post, they wrote “We have some amazing things lined up for next year starting with our tour in South America. We are still coming to you and we are excited about who we are bringing with us! The tour is still on and we can’t wait to see you all.”
In a , Williams and York also announced that they would begin recording the new album in 2011. So whoever they get to replace the brothers Farro are in for a whirlwind of a life. As for Josh and Zac…I suppose we wish them all the best but why you would leave a band just as their stock in popular music is at its highest point is beyond me. To each his own I suppose.
So all you Paramore fans can relax, okay? The band aren’t breaking up anytime soon. They’re just changing the starting line up.
UPDATE: Well that didn’t take very long. reports that Zac Farro has already started a new project called Tunnel. The first song from the band, “Hide Your Eyes,” can be heard down below. Here’s a hint: it sounds NOTHING like Paramore. In fact, if we looked at Paramore’s and Tunnel’s music on a spectrum, they’d be at completely opposite ends.
Tunnel – “Hide Your Eyes”