EX-MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE SINGER REVEALS SOLO DEBUT DETAILS
Former My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way has revealed the release date and more info for his debut solo album, Hesitant Alien. The 11-song disc will arrive on September 30th, while pre-orders for the record will begin on August 19th. That same day, Way will unveil a music video for the song "No Shows," presumably the album's first single, which will also be available to anyone who pre-orders the set.
Way wrote at his website, "My intention was to make 100 percent uncompromised art, using the currently least radio-friendly instrument, the guitar. I knew there would be lots of fuzz pedals. I knew I would play Fender instruments. I knew I would look at who my guitar heroes were in art school . . . I want the record to sonically galvanize people."
Way told us a while back that his biggest influences were acts like the Misfits and the Smiths: "Punk rock is a very empowering thing and the first punk rock band I heard was the Misfits. I never heard something that made me feel so free in my entire life, and so capable of doing anything, and being so beautiful and violent at the same time. But for lyrics, for me, like, there's just this great sense of irony and black humor that comes from the Smiths."
Other songs on Hesitant Alien include "Action Cat," "Millions," "Zero Zero," "Bureau," "Casting Shadows" and "Get The Gang Together."
Way also said at his website that there was "no concept" behind Hesitant Alien, unlike previous My Chemical Romance records like The Black Parade and Danger Days.
Way will make his solo live debut next month at England's Reading and Leeds Festivals.
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