My Chemical Romance are gearing up for their reunion tour, but before they embark on that, they've done something exciting for fans: they've released their first new song since 2014.
The track, called “The Foundations of Decay,” was produced by Doug McKean, Gerard Way, and the band’s guitarist Ray Toro. McKean also served as the track's recording engineer. It's a six-minute rock ballad with a visualizer that shows black insects crawling on top of each other.
“The Foundations of Decay” is the first new music from MCR since the release of 2014's “Fake Your Death.” The song was originally recorded for their unfinished fifth album, but was included on the greatest hits compilation May Death Never Stop You instead.
Prior to "Fake Your Death," the punk band's last studio album was 2010’s Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys. The greatest hits compilation was released a year after My Chemical Romance initially broke up in 2013. They got back together in 2019, and played a lone reunion show that December, with more reunion dates planned.
After several pandemic-induced delays, My Chemical Romance will finally begin their reunion tour next week, which will find them playing shows in the U.K., Europe, and North America through the fall. MCR will also perform at some festivals, including When We Were Young and Riot Fest. You can find tour info on the band's website.
Listen to "The Foundations of Decay" below.
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