With the postponement of the My Chemical Romance reunion tour, Gerard Way shared a collection of previously unreleased music tentatively called Distraction or despair. The frontman released a total of four new tracks, titled “Welcome to the Hotel”, “Success!”, “Crate Amp_2” and “Phoning It In (2) VOC” on SoundCloud.
“I think I have a bunch of this stuff, because Doug and I have recorded little pieces here and there over the years,” Way wrote on Instagram. “Some of them, like Phoning It In, were things I had planned to release as a single, and I might still be doing it at some point when I finish them, but I figured out why not. Good to share, who knows if some of this stuff would ever come out?
Way also shared a clinical photo of his vocal cords before embarking on the My Chemical Romance journey, confirming that he is in good physical health to keep moving forward. He added, “I call it all Distraction Or Despair because those seem to be the two things I keep toggling between. Probably a lot of other people too. But I think only certain songs are linked to an “album” of that name. I just winged it, keeping it relaxed. Can add some notes to the tracks.
Gerard Way’s Stream Distraction or despair on SoundCloud below.
Elsewhere in new music releases, J Balvin has released three new music videos.