By Keith Valcourt
November 7, 2016
Zac Farro is Halfnoise. Or is it the other way around? Either way, the twentysomething drummer/musician is OK being the creative epicenter of a new musical adventure.
As drummer for his last band, a little unit called Paramore, a then-teenager went through all the highs and lows that a band going from obscurity to worldwide fame can experience — a ride that left him confused as to whether our not to continue in music.
This time out, with Halfnoise he’s up front, refreshed and enjoying every minute of it. The result is new album “Sudden Feeling,” a catchy and shimmery collection of danceable indie pop tunes. In advance of his Wednesday show at DC9, Mr. Farro discussed how Halfnoise came to be, his relationship with former Paramore bandmates today and the move from drummer to lead singer.
Question: Can we call Halfnoise a one-man band?
Answer: Essentially yeah. It’s always a culmination of different friends I like to record with. But the band and all the songs are all formulated by me.