Is Former Paramore Drummer Zac Farro Back With A New Band?

A demo by a group named Tunnel that reportedly features the ex-Paramore stickman began making the rounds on Monday.

On Saturday, Paramore shocked fans when they announced the departure of two of their founding bandmates, brothers Josh and Zac Farro.

In their statement, the group’s remaining members wrote that “for the last year it hasn’t seemed as if [the Farros] wanted to be around anymore,” adding that “we want Josh and Zac to do something that makes them happy.” Well on Monday (December 20), we might have gotten a sneak preview of just what will be making drummer Zac Farro happy in the near future: a brand-new musical project called Tunnel.

According to target="_blank">Alternative Press, Farro has teamed with fellow musician Jason Clark on the project, and the first song by the duo — a dreamy, gauzy track called “Hide Your Eyes” — can now be heard on their SoundCloud page.

There’s still no official confirmation that the former Paramore drummer actually has anything to do with Tunnel. Aside from the track, the SoundCloud page contains only a black-and-white photo of two men (one of whom does look very much like Zac), and no contact information is listed. In addition, the demo for the song was posted 12 days ago, long before Paramore announced that the Farros were leaving the band.

It’s also not clear whether guitarist Josh Farro is involved in the project, though “Hide Your Eyes” certainly sounds like target="_blank">older demos he had previously recorded.

A spokesperson for Paramore’s labels, Atlantic/Fueled by Ramen, could not be reached for comment on the matter, and so far, no member of Paramore has weighed in on the project … though, echoing a sentiment first expressed in their statement, frontwoman Hayley Williams did take to Twitter on Sunday to express, simply, “Paramore is (still) a band.”

Do you think Zac Farro is involved in Tunnel, and what’s your opinion of the project’s new tune? Share your thoughts in the comments.