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The legend is back! A new song from My Chemical Romance is finally here after more than a year.
With its six-minute length and slow build, “The Foundations of Decay” harkens back to the emo band’s glory days with Gerard Way’s dramatic vocal delivery and soaring guitar riffs. The song is produced by Way, Doug McKean, and lead guitarist Ray Toro.
Due to the pandemic, the band has postponed a reunion tour that was initially scheduled for 2020. The tour begins in the U.K. on May 16, continuing through Oct. 17 with five dates at Los Angeles’ Kia Forum. My Chemical Romance is also hitting the festival circuit this summer, performing at emo fest When We Were Young.
Despite the upcoming tour, new music was not necessarily expected from My Chemical Romance, who disbanded in 2013. They released one final song, “Fake Your Death,” in 2014 as part of greatest hit compilation “May Death Never Stop You.” The band then reunited briefly in 2019 for a series of one-off reunion shows.
Listen to “The Foundations of Decay” below.