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Breaking: My Chemical Romance Release First New Song Since 2014

My Chemical Romance MCR New Song The Foundations of Decay 2022
My Chemical Romance. courtesy of band

An Unexpected Surprise

Emo music fans around the world are shocked at the release of new music from long-time scene favorite My Chemical Romance.

The release came without prior teasing or warning. Cryptic posts from the band’s social media accounts, which included only a black leather-like textured image with a link to the new single, suddenly appeared announcing the new song.

Source: Twitter

The Foundations of Decay

The new song, “The Foundations of Decay,” can be found now on all streaming platforms, and is the first song they’ve released in eight years.

Though it is not yet certain whether this will lead to additional material in the future, it is creating undeniable excitement among fans.

Some even discuss rumors that a full album may drop as early as tomorrow, Friday the 13th. This eerie release date seems painfully on-brand for the emo band, but we hope it’s true nonetheless.

Source: Twitter


Hearing new music from MCR in 2022 is entirely unexpected, though it is timely, considering their tour is already set to begin next week, a tour which has already been rescheduled several times due to ongoing pandemic concerns.

My Chemical Romance: photo courtesy of band

The strategic release gives die-hard fans plenty of time to memorize the new song prior to the shows.

More To Come

On top of the highly anticipated tour, the band is also set to play Chicago’s Riot Fest mid-September of this year, as well as When We Were Young Festival (cleverly referred to by many as “Emo Coachella”) in Vegas this fall.

Source: Riot Fest and When We Were Young Fest

Both festivals expect to draw many fans. The three-date Vegas festival sold out immediately.

It’s no secret that My Chemical Romance has been missed, and they’re clearly set up for a busy year because of it.

Emo Never Dies

Only mere hours after its release, “The Foundations of Decay” is already stirring up quite a craze on social media. Some fans are shocked to see a true single, and mention that MCR has been known to drop many teasers in previous years.

Source: TikTok

One listen-through is convincing enough – the band comes back in full-swing, proving effortlessly that “emo never dies.”

Excited? So are we.

We’re all set to catch My Chemical Romance in Minnesota on September 15th for their sold-out show at the Xcel Energy Center.

See you there.

Written by Katie Ahrens

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