Gerard Way details solo album

2014-08-01 by iGuter | 29 Comments
My Chemical Romance might have parted ways, but that hasn't stopped the multi-talented
vocalist Gerard Way from beginning a solo career. After 12 years with his band MCR and
their unexpected break up last year, Gerard has paved the way (get it?) to work on his own
album Hesitant Alien.

In an interview with NME, he describes being inspired by themes of "struggle,
beginnings, finding a newness in the mundane and the abstract." He also mentions Britpop's
Jarvis Cocker (Pulp), Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz), and Frank Black (The Pixies) as artists
that have also inspired his new solo career.

Hesitant Alien will be released September 30th.


Watch the teaser down below:




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trackbytrackreviews
August 1st 2014
3066 Comments


You didn't even put on the tracklist

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ThyCrossAwaits
August 1st 2014
3219 Comments


"Hesitant Alen"

hehehehehe

Sconza
August 1st 2014
272 Comments


You skipped the tracklist and only included the song that was posted here back in June
http://www.sputnikmusic.com/news/31466/Gerard-Way-debuts-solo-track/

TheGreatQ
August 1st 2014
2418 Comments


The "Hesitant Alien" teaser sounds like a mess.

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iGuter
August 1st 2014
395 Comments


there. I added the teaser instead.

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CatfishSoup
August 2nd 2014
230 Comments


ayy lmao

Emim
August 2nd 2014
27209 Comments


"multi-talented"

gotsthedewsdood
August 2nd 2014
671 Comments


I don't think many people will care about this.

iGuter
August 2nd 2014
395 Comments


Yes...multi-talented. He plays multiple instruments, he's a singer songwriter and he's written award winning comic books.

Emim
August 2nd 2014
27209 Comments


"multi-talented"

Minushuman24
August 2nd 2014
597 Comments


worst member of the band doing solo stuff. yay.

themainmast
August 3rd 2014
266 Comments


who would you rather do solo stuff?

TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
August 3rd 2014
21392 Comments


also far from the worst member of the band.

ChoccyPhilly
August 3rd 2014
11534 Comments


What's the point? He doesn't have nearly enough qualities that enable him to produce a solid [insert genre here] album and in all honesty, who cares? Other than a plethora of crying MCR fans obviously.

I say that and I have Three Cheers at 4.5

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bakkermaarten007
August 3rd 2014
5057 Comments


"he describes being inspired by themes of "struggle,
beginnings, finding a newness in the mundane and the abstract.""
The only struggle he has is that his teenage fans grow up.

TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
August 3rd 2014
21392 Comments


He's a super talented guy, and most of MCR's music spawned from him. It makes perfect sense he would release a solo album considering he's been fronting one of the biggest rock bands of the past decade. Also, he's a great singer, so even if he's not reinventing the wheel, chances are he'll still come out with something catchy and enjoyable.

ChoccyPhilly
August 3rd 2014
11534 Comments


@spirit I don't necessarily think he'll do anything that MCR haven't done though. Sure, he'll release some catchy songs, but it's not exactly going to be anything special when he has the MCR discog to marvel at

TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
August 3rd 2014
21392 Comments


But what else do you want from him? I don't see what's wrong with just releasing some catchy songs. Why does everyone need to have everything be a masterpiece, or something that treads new territory? Also, MCR comparisons will be inevitable, but shouldn't we try to enjoy the release on it's own?

ChoccyPhilly
August 3rd 2014
11534 Comments


Good point, but I would just want something a little different. To be honest, if it's as consistent as MCR's earlier works, then i'll like it, but i'm kind of expecting something generic anyway and that's without any MCR comparisons

TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
August 3rd 2014
21392 Comments


I feel like Gerard is a bit eccentric, so we may be surprised. Danger Days wasn't a great album, but I think it showed that he's more than a one-trick pony. I doubt it will be as good as earlier MCR, but I would be okay with just some solid, catchy songs. If they happen to throw in the unexpected element here and there, then awesome.

ChoccyPhilly
August 3rd 2014
11534 Comments


I'm glad they changed things up a bit after every album, but Danger Days just didn't work for them IMO. I have no doubt that his stuff will be catchy and fun to listen to, but the comparisons are all too easy to make and I don't think we'll be getting many stylistic or sonic surprises

ChoccyPhilly
August 3rd 2014
11534 Comments


Well actually, if he cites Damon Albarn as an influence for this release, then it could very well be something different to what we know he can do

TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
August 3rd 2014
21392 Comments


Probably not, unfortunately. My hopes aren't high, but they're there. Guess we'll have to wait and see ;]

ChoccyPhilly
August 3rd 2014
11534 Comments


I'll probably forget this even exists unless I see a review or news article on Sput. That's how low my expectations are

TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
August 3rd 2014
21392 Comments


Yeah, I wont actively search for this, or count the days until it's released. I probably won't even listen to it for awhile after it comes out.

ChoccyPhilly
August 3rd 2014
11534 Comments


Likewise. Probably see his name or MCR somewhere and be like oh yeah, need to listen to that. If there's a single, I'll probably listen to that and judge it profusely

Asdfp277
August 3rd 2014
12985 Comments


multi-talented


Supercoolguy64
August 3rd 2014
7832 Comments


teaser sounded pretty good, might check this out

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iGuter
August 4th 2014
395 Comments


I thought Danger Days sounded great. It caught the raw energy behind a hyper kintetic concept.



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