Listen to My Chemical Romance’s new song “The Foundations Of Decay”

My Chemical Romance is back with the surprise release of new song “The Foundations Of Decay”. Check it out below.

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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 massive gigs, the band shared their first new material in eight years with the track “The Foundations Of Decay.”

The song begins as a slow-burning, emotional number, with frontman Gerard Way softly singing: “See the man standing on the hill, he dreams of all the battles won / But fate left the scars on his face, with all the damage they’ve done.”

The hypnotic and progressive track then turns into a subtle emo crescendo. During the six-minute epic, Way also appears to comment on the 9/11 attacks, after discussing how it led to the formation of My Chemical Romance.

In the new song, Way sings:And there he was, the day the towers fell / And so he wandered the road / And we’d all build our own towers / Only to watch the roots corrode / But it’s far too late / You’re in the run / So we’re gonna press / And press until you can’t take no more.”

“Starting up Mychem was a direct result of everything we went through and witnessed during these horrific events,” Way previously wrote of the attacks on the Twin Towers in New York. “The world changed that day, and the next day we set out to try to change the world.

“Mychem has always been bigger than its components. Even when the band took time off, the MCRmy was there to spread the work and live the message of “Keep Yourself Alive!” Today we are collectively older and wiser, but still here to carry on when we hear the call. The past 20 years have been about healing, dusting off and recovering, and living to our highest potential. On this monumental anniversary, let us all remember those we lost that day and the days that followed. Keep those loved ones close and their memories alive thinking “what would they have wanted us to do today?”⁣

He continued, “To proudly live and breathe our true authentic selves? Being kind and compassionate to each other? To be creative, unique and extraordinary? Maybe just try to be better than yesterday?

“We have discovered that when in doubt, love is and always will be the answer. Thank you for showing us love and walking by our side for the past 20 years. We are truly stronger together and grateful that you are here with us. Romantically yours,⁣ MCR⁣.”

My Chemical Romance (Photo: Getty)

Fans are now wondering if the band’s next concerts will come with more new songs, and maybe a fourth album.

The band’s last new material was released in 2014 with “Fake Your Own Death”, previously described as the band’s “eulogy” after their split the previous year.

“I consider ‘Fake Your Death’ to be the ‘last MCR song’, and for me it is absolutely the last fully realized collaboration between the band members,” Way wrote at the time. “What wasn’t so obvious at the time was that the song was and would serve as a eulogy for the band, although I should have known that from the lyrics. did inwardly, as I felt a strange sense of sadness and loss after hearing the lyrics in addition to the music.

He continued, “I also felt a strange sense of pride in how honest it was, and I couldn’t remember any band recording a song of this nature, being so self-aware. The ending felt like something honest, and honest always feels like something new. So it will exist, and it’s not a cowardly act to release something of this nature, but a service to those who believed in a group that didn’t compromise, and a goodbye to all. And yes, it’s fucking heartbreaking.

All remaining tickets for MCR’s MK concerts, as well as their other dates in the UK and Ireland this month, remain on sale here. You can see the band’s upcoming tour dates below.

May
16 – Eden Sessions, St Austell
19 – MK Stadium, Milton Keynes
21 – MK Stadium, Milton Keynes
22 – MK Stadium, Milton Keynes
24 – Royal Kilmainham Hospital, Dublin
25 – Royal Kilmainham Hospital, Dublin
27 – Victoria Park, Warrington
28 – Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
30 – OVO Hydro, Glasgow

Visit here for details on My Chemical Romance’s other upcoming tour dates across Europe, Australia, Asia and the United States.

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My Chemical Romance’s comeback show. 1 credit

MCR played a historic reunion concert in December 2019 in Los Angeles, before most of their other comeback dates were postponed due to the pandemic.

In a five-star review of the concert, NME noted, “There were tears, oh there were a lot of tears. It was physically impossible to stand in that room and not understand deep down why this band means so much to so many people.


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