Former My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way has announced that he has signed with the band’s old label, Warner Bros. Records, as a solo artist and is close to completing his first album. According to Alternative Press, Way revealed the news on his newly-launched solo website, saying in a statement, “My album is near completion, and you should expect to hear things in the near future, even today actually — with a brief snippet of what is to come. I am excited. It’s starting again.”
- Way posted a short instrumental snippet of a new song at the site, which also focuses on his work in comics, art and other unspecified projects.
- Way did not reveal a title or tentative release date for his solo debut, although the disc will reportedly arrive this fall.
- The vocalist also recently recorded a song for the soundtrack of Tusk, a new horror movie from writer/director Kevin Smith. The track, called “Oh Waly Waly” or “The Water Is Wide,” is an old English folk song written in the 1600s.
- My Chemical Romance released a greatest hits set in March called May Death Never Stop You, which featured the final song recorded by the band, called “Fake Your Death.”
- My Chemical Romance broke up in early 2013, although the band has still not disclosed the reasons for its split after 12 years and five albums.
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