Considering the fact that My Chemical Romance called it a day over a year ago and just recently released their greatest hits album, we’ve been hearing a lot about them. Bassist Mikey Way went to front electro-pop-band Electric Century, guitarist Frank Iero has his own projects, recently released an EP titled For Jamia…for Record Store Day while other guitarist, Ray Toro had posted pictures from inside a studio, leading us all to believe that he has his own project up his sleeve.
The only one that had a been a little hushed has been frontman Gerard Way, who last we checked was working on his comics and went back to his first love, art. Today, it was revealed not only did Way work on a new song with Kill Hannah frontman Mat Devine which coincidentally was released this morning, but he will also be releasing a solo album through the band’s former record label, Warner Bros.
In a blog post, he revealed the news as well as some snippets of tracks that he had been working on during his down time.
“I am pleased to let you know I am now signed as a solo artist Warner Bros Records. My album is near completion, and you should expect to hear things in the near future, even today actually- with a brief snippet of what is to come. I am excited. It’s starting again-”
This isn’t the first time that Way had worked with someone outside of the genre that helped make his band a household name. A few years back, he collaborate with DJ Deadmau5 for a track titled, “Professional Griefers.”
So what do we think about Way doing his own solo thing, even though all the other My Chemical Romance members have been doing their own thing for a while longer?