My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way is back with a brand new song just in time for Halloween. On Friday (Oct. 26), the former frontman released his first new song in over four years. Titled “Baby, You’re a Haunted House,” the new song sounds like it could find a home on Way’s debut album, Hesitant Alien, with its Brit-pop-influenced sound.
The new tune features Way’s younger brother and former bandmate Mikey Way on bass, Tom Rasulo on drums, and Ian Fowles on guitar.
In addition to the track’s audio, Way also released an accompanying video for the tune. The almost-three-minute clip has a simple premise allowing the song to shine; Way and his band, performing on a foreign late night program decked out as skeletons.
In a press statement, Way explains that the song is “about all our inner ghosts and demons and what it feels like being in love and having to deal with your own internal horror show.” Watch the video for the new tune above.
“Baby, You’re a Haunted House” comes a few days after Way took to Instagram to tease the new track.
“New single ‘Baby, You’re a Haunted House’ out 10/26! #byahh” the musician wrote.
Way’s return to the music world should not come as much of a surprise to fans. Earlier in the year, he took to Facebook to reveal that he had plans to work on new music every Friday.
“Now, onto the music,” Way posted on Facebook. “It is far too early to have any kind of idea when new music will be coming out from me, or what it will be specifically. Would it be a solo record? A new band? Songs for the ‘Netflix Umbrella Academy’ show?”
He continues: “Something else? Again, too early to tell, but the process has started and happens every Friday at the moment. I’m in the discovery phase, and very excited about that.”
Recently, Way’s music has taken a backseat to his comic book series, “The Umbrella Academy.” The hit series will be making its transition from the pages of a book to the small screen in 2019.
During a panel at New York Comic Con earlier this month, it was revealed that the show will make its long-awaited debut on Netflix in February of 2019. The series will star Ellen Page, Robert Sheehan (“Misfits”), Tom Hopper (“Game of Thrones”), Emmy Raver-Lampman, David Castaneda, Aidan Gallagher, and Mary J. Blige.
According to a press release, “The Umbrella Academy” will follow the “estranged members of a dysfunctional family of superheroes” working together to solve the mysterious death of their father.
Steve Blackman (“Fargo,” “Altered Carbon”) is the showrunner while Way serves as an executive producer.