After Zac Farro and his brother Josh left Paramore in 2010, Zac started working on music under the name HalfNoise. The new project released a self-titled EP back in 2012 but are now ready to put out the first full-length album, Volcano Crowe. Recorded with producer Daniel James (of Canon Blue) in New Zealand, “Mountain” is the first single from the set. The electro-pop tune features Farro’s moody vocals over tight electronic drums and looping synths. The layered texture grows throughout the track with a cool elegance, proving Farro’s skills don’t stop with Paramore. The Aaron Joseph-directed video cuts between shots of Farro performing the song and beautiful New Zealand landscapes. Even Hayley Williams gave her seal of approval: “Congrats Zac, this is so rad! *applause emoji*”
Keep an eye out for Volcano Crowe, which comes out later this year.