In what they hope will be a return to their style of their home roots in New Jersey, My Chemical Romance has begun work on their new album. This follows the dramatic concept album “Welcome to the Black parade” behind which they toured for a few years. Their new album will be more fast paced and spontaneous according to lead siner Gerard Way.
“When we had just finished Black Parade, I think doing that record made us feel like we could do everything. And so I think the way to top a record that already kind of does everything is to not do everything,” MCR frontman Gerard Way smiled. “I don’t think this is gonna be a ‘kitchen sink’ record. I think it’s going to get by on its musicianship and its own merits in the songs.
“And every record … I like to think they’re snapshots of what your band is at that moment, and this is really going to be that. I think there’s going to be lack of concept, I think it’s simply a snapshot, I think it’s going to be direct and very honest,” he continued. “It’s not going to be hiding behind a veil of fiction or uniforms and makeup anymore. … From the stuff we’ve been playing so far, just feels very pure. That’s the best way to describe it. People who were really big fans of our first record, they’ll find things they’re really going to love about the new material â€” and not because we sound like that first record at all, it’s because there’s a purity to it. There’s less happening.”
Here’s what Gerard had to say about “Desolation Row”, the Bob Dylan cover:
“From working on ‘Desolation Row’ … I think it was very natural. We just kind of did stuff and the song was there. There was no over-thinking,” Way explained. “[But, having said that] we’re not going to make a retro record at all. It will sound like a modern rock record, but I think we would like to try to redefine that, what that actually means. By saying it sounds like a modern rock record, it’ll sound new â€” I don’t think it’ll sound like what’s on the radio right now.”
On a new song “New Hair, Same Sh–.” on the new album
“It’s about having new hair, but it’s the same sh–. That’s the concept,” Way laughed. “I think the new album is going to be a response to the two years of touring on Parade. A reaction to what’s happening right now â€” everything that we’re not a part of â€” and a response to it.”
source: MTV News