With Farro on guitar, the band includes singer Van Beasley, drummer Tyler Ward and bassist Ryan Clark, who were all members of Nashville group Cecil Adora. Farro. They all met in high school and soon started playing together. But because of Farro's allegiance to Paramore at the time, nothing progressed. However, after his split with that band, he decided to give it another shot. "I called the guys, we got together, we wrote and we jammed, and it was great, so we decided, 'Let's do another band,'" Farro told MTV. "And, honestly, I had some ideas that just didn't fit with Paramore, and I said, 'Guys, we can try these,' and they just loved them, and so that's really how it all started."
Farro wants Novel American "to be a new breath of fresh air to the music scene" and cites Jimmy Eat World, Radiohead, Sigur Ros and Explosions in the Sky as potential influences. The band is planning to record an EP, play some local shows and focus on the music. Farro is ready to move on and so are his fans.
"[Paramore fans] just don't want this to be some dragged-out drama fest. They just want to move on," he said. "I watched [an interview] and, you know, I think we just disagree on a lot of things, and that's OK. I don't think it's wrong to disagree with someone, so, um, yeah, 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."
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