It’s been a tough year to be a My Chemical Romance fan, but it looks like the band is releasing new music to make up for pulling out of their recent appearance at the now-cancelled Download Festival.
Pass me the eyeliner because I’m not o-fucking-kay.
Thanks to a sleuthy Reddit user by the name of TehSkull, frontman Gerard Way recently registered two new songs on BMI Repertoire, a website on which musicians register songs to claim royalties.
According to the now-viral Reddit thread, the two songs “Emily” and “Still Alive” were registered two days prior to the post going live.
Interestingly, both tracks share former MCR drummer Bob Bryar as a co-author, which means the tracks are likely unreleased songs from the simpler time before My Chemical Romance broke our hearts for the first time.
Emily is already a “rough mix” demo track on the 2016 album Living With Ghosts (a 10th anniversary reissue of the beloved Black Parade album). It’s unclear if this is just Gerard registering an old song, or if this is a final version of the demo we heard previously.
Similarly, Still Alive was the title of one of the tracks that we were meant to hear on the 2012 album Conventional Weapons. According to another member of the Reddit MCRmy, the track was mentioned during production but didn’t make the cut before they scrapped a number of demos to write their hit album Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys (which still SLAPS).
The discovery is the first hint at new music we’ve had since the band announced they were reuniting in late 2019.
This doesn’t necessarily mean we’ll be seeing new music any time soon, but it could mean that the band is using this period of self-isolation to write us a whole heap of new emo bangers to cry to in the shower.