Zac Farro is about to release a new EP. „The Velvet Face EP” is coming out on the 24th of March and now, three days before the release day, The Line of Best Fit posted a new interview they did with Zac discussing the EP, present and past projects. Besides talking about HalfNoise, Zac talks also about Paramore’s upcoming studio album!
„The goal is definitely to release it this year, but I can’t really touch base and even if we had a set day we were telling people, things change so much. But the record is finished.”
He said when asked about Paramore’s fifth studio album and the progress of recording it. It’s also one of the first interviews when Zac fully speaks about responsibilities he has after rejoining Paramore and how it may, or may not, effect his role in HalfNoise.
„Paramore means touring, and doing videos, and releasing the record, and all that, and I know in my heart that I’m super passionate about this project of mine. I don’t want people to think that I’m just going to throw away the five or six years that I’ve put in to building HalfNoise up because I’m joining with Paramore because it really helps me and it frees me up to be super creative. I had been writing all the while we were in the studio with Paramore. I’m always writing. My alone time is getting by myself and creating and making music.”
However, it looks like Zac isn’t sure when HalfNoise would be able to enter the recording studio again because Paramore stuff will keep him very busy!
„I don’t know when I’m going to be able to get in the studio again because of Paramore stuff. I hope that it gets in front of a lot of people. I definitely poured my heart and soul into this EP, even though I didn’t know if I had anything left after doing the Paramore record all year, and touring and stuff. It’s a really special EP for me. I just hope that people connect to it.”
What’s it been like playing in Paramore again?
With HalfNoise there are a few moments on the stage where I play the drums, but for the most part I’m singing and performing up front as a frontman. I started playing drums when I was about nine, and we started playing Paramore shows when I was 13. It’s something I’ve always done. It’s rad and it’s really weird, but it’s so familiar that it didn’t take long to adjust… it feels like this huge part of me. Most people don’t get those second chances – just in friendships, let alone with a career and a job to play music.
What’s it been like seeing the excitement build around your return to the band and this release?
It’s kind of frightening! We just really want people to like it… I have no doubt that people are going to love it. It’s definitely my favourite record I’ve ever drummed on or been a part of with this band. Paramore fans are some of the most dedicated and amazing fans and to see the excitement is… it’s kind of how they’ve been from day one. It’s amazing that they’re still so passionate and so on board.
It’s all finished. We’re just figuring out the logistics of when to release it and everything. With HalfNoise it’s just me and a couple of managers, and we work pretty closely, but Paramore is a worldwide known band. There’s a lot of chefs in the kitchen, and figuring all that stuff out… the goal is definitely to release it this year, but I can’t really touch base and even if we had a set day we were telling people, things change so much. But the record is finished.