Ex-Paramore Guitarist Josh Farro Premieres Debut Solo Album 'Walkways'
Back in November, we brought you the first single from Josh Farro’s debut solo album. Today (Feb. 4), Billboard is excited to premiere the whole thing; recording as Farro, the co-songwriter behind many of Paramore’s biggest hits presents his debut solo album Walkways a day ahead of its Feb. 5 release.
"It's been a long time coming, but the day is finally here,” Farro tells Billboard. “Walkways is a great representation of the musical journey I've been on over the last year.”
Josh recorded the pristine pop-rock album with producer Jacquire King at Nashville’s Blackbird Studio. His brother Zac drummed on the “majority of the album,” as Farro told Billboard in his Nov. 2015 interview.
The brothers Farro were original members of Paramore. They helped form the band in 2005 alongside Hayley Williams and Josh co-wrote hits like “Misery Business” and “Ignorance.” They left the band together in 2010 and ventured out on their own. Projects formed and fizzled out, but Josh Farro’s solo project appears ready to stick. He described the making of the album to Billboard:
I started to do the album with an engineer friend of mine, but I really wanted to do it with a producer. I was randomly introduced to Jacquire King. He was onboard, and next thing you know, we’re doing pre-production [in 2014]… I signed on with new management and once I had the album done with Jacquire, we started strategizing. We decided it was missing a few strong -- I guess you could call them singles. I started writing again and I was really pleased with what I came up with.
Farro recently announced a slew of tour dates in support of the new album. They're available on his official site.
Check out Walkways in full below: