Ex-Paramore guitarist Josh Farro has formed a new band called Novel American with high school friends Van Beasley, Tyler Ward and Ryan Clark, formerly of Nashville act Cecil Adora. In an exclusive interview with MTV News, Farro promised that his new outfit will be more expansive than Paramore’s pop-punk sound, and draw from influences such as Jimmy Eat World, Radiohead, Sigur Rós, and Texas rock instrumentalists Explosions in the Sky.
Farro also said that his wife came up with the new band name “because the definition means ‘Of a new kind, or something that hasn’t been seen or heard before.’
“I think that kind of describes us,” Farro said. “We want to be a new breath of fresh air to the music scene.”
Watch more from Farro on this MTV Skype video.