Review: My Chemical Romance – “The Foundations of Decay”

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably already know by now that My Chemical Romance have returned with their first new taste of music in over eight years with “The Foundations of Decay.” The bombastic new track from MCR features several bread crumbs to where the band originated from, while still moving the needle forward in their musical evolution. The six-minute song is filled with anthemic moments courtesy of the four core band members, Gerard Way, Ray Toro, Frank Iero, and Mikey Way, while each band member hits their intended target on this aggressive-sounding single. My Chemical Romance made their triumphant return to the stage yesterday in the U.K. and their set kicked off with this song to establish the tone for their legendary material that followed.

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Gerard Way on New Apple Music Show

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Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance is a guest on the Apple Music radio show Essentials. He talked some about The Black Parade as well as the upcoming tour:

When we thought about this tour and getting back together and doing it again, the idea was to simply reintroduce ourselves to the world and an audience. Everybody in the band thought that the best way to do that was to be ourselves and as straight as possible in terms of what you’re getting up there. I felt the most important thing in people seeing us is to go to a rock concert and have a very really authentic experience. The kind of situation you would see at the best rock shows where you really didn’t know what was going to happen. We rehearsed the music at times, but aside from a couple of cues that we had to do every night during ‘The Black Parade’, we didn’t know what was going to happen. I didn’t know if I was going to be so struck with emotion that I would be convulsing on the ground. I didn’t know if Frank was going to tackle me. We really went into the unknown because we didn’t have a plan because the plan was to play our hearts out.