My Chemical Romance have returned with the surprise release of new song ‘The Foundations Of Decay’. Check it out below.The reunited emo legends are set to kick off a UK and European tour next week, including massive shows in Milton Keynes with Placebo With Fever and more.
Ahead of those huge gigs, the band have shared their first new material in eight years with the track ‘The Foundations Of Decay’.The song starts as a slow-burning and emotive number, with frontman Gerard Way softly singing: “See the man who stands upon the hill, he dreams of all the battles won / but fate had left its scars upon his face, with all the damage they had done.”The hypnotic, proggy track then builds into a subtle emo crescendo.Fans are now speculating as to whether or not the band’s upcoming reunion shows will come with more new songs, and perhaps a fourth album.The band’s last new material came in 2014 with ‘Fake Your Own Death‘, previously described as the band’s “eulogy” following their split the year before.“I consider “Fake Your Death” to be the “last MCR song”, and to me, it is absolutely the final fully realized collaboration between the members of the band,” wrote Way at the time. “What was not so obvious at the time was that the song was, and would serve as, a eulogy for the band, though I should have known it from the lyrics.
I think internally I did, as I felt an odd sense of sadness and loss after hearing back the words on top of the music.”He continued: “I also felt a strange sense of pride in how honest it was, and could not remember a band recording a song of this nature, being so self-aware.Read more on nme.com