Months after changing the name of his new group, former My Chemical Romance guitarist Frank Iero has announced plans to release a new album. On Wednesday (Sept. 7), the vocalist/guitarist confirmed not only the group’s new moniker, but also the title of their sophomore album. The new record will be titled Parachutes and is set to be released on Oct. 28 through Hassle Records.
“It’s a team that had been on my mind for a while. I heard stories about Ross that scared me to death, but honestly, nothing could have prepared me for the reality of what it is like to work with him,” explained Iero about working with producer Ross Robinson on the new album earlier this year.
“It was the most heartbreaking yet uplifting, depleting yet inspiring experience I have ever had. I found out things about myself and the songs I was writing that changed me forever. I am so proud of this record, it really took everything I had, and I know I could not have made it with anyone else.”
When he reached the topic about changing the band’s name from Frnkiero and the cellabration to Frank Iero and the Patience, he had the following to say: “When I first started this journey, I brought a band along that filled in the gaps of what I lacked. I was uncomfortable in my position, so I brought a celebration or a ‘cellabration’ to distract from my awkwardness. Now, in my life, I need to learn how to slow down and love where I am. I need the patience to appreciate the now.”
In addition to the official name changes and the new title of the album, Iero and company have also released the lead single from the upcoming album. The new song is titled “I’m a Mess” and can currently be streamed below.
According to Iero’s social media accounts, he advises fans to keep an eye out for more news later this week which will feature some upcoming tour stops. Parachutes is the follow-up to the band’s 2014 release, stomachaches.