Drummer Zac Farro was 16 years old when Paramore’s second album Riot! was released. Shortly after the release of their next record, Brand New Eyes, Zac went out on his own. He left the band in 2010, marking the end of a certain era for Paramore. In 2016, Zac rejoined the band with a revamped sound to record the album After Laughter. Paramore (with Zac Farro back behind the kit) was reclaiming their musical presence, and introducing a refreshingly familiar, but completely new, sound to the music world.
Today, This Is Why is Paramore’s brand-new album, it is reminiscent of After Laughter and echoes the band’s earlier sound. Zac Farro is once again paving the way for Paramore’s authentic new musical style, and he is cementing his place as one of the best modern-day drummers in alternative rock.