The band released the six-minute comeback single with no warning to fans
2014’s ‘Fake Your Death’ has previously been declared by My Chemical Romance front man Gerard Way as being a ‘eulogy’ for the group.
“I consider ‘Fake Your Death’ to be the ‘last MCR song’, and to me, it is absolutely the final fully realised collaboration between the members of the band,” he said at the time of the song’s release, just before the band split. He added – “And yes, it is f****** heart-breaking.”
However, despite these heavy words, My Chemical Romance are back with new music for the first time in eight years. The group quietly dropped ‘The Foundations of Decay’ on all platforms, a six-minute track that speaks directly to their emo rock roots.
Fans were already aware that the band would be reuniting for a tour after an announcement back in 2019, but no new music was expected, and there has already been a huge response on social media from those who never expected to hear a new MCR song again.
You can catch My Chemical Romance on their UK Tour later this month, with their opening date in Milton Keynes on 19 May. Get tickets here.