July 7, 2022

Final we heard from My Chemical Romance, the reunited emo legends have been about to embark on their postponed 2022 North American tour with Turnstile, Soul Glo, a just lately reunited Midtown, and extra. That tour is ready to kick off in a couple of days, and right now the band has dropped their first new tune since 2014’s “Pretend Your Demise”: “The Foundations Of Decay.”

“The Foundations Of Decay” is a six-minute epic, with Gerard Means setting the stage ominously: “See the person who stands upon the hill, he desires of all of the battles gained / however destiny had left its scars upon his face, with all of the harm they’d carried out.” The hard-charging single’s lyrics additionally reference 9/11, which Means infamously watched occur and impressed MCR’s 2001 formation.

“And he was there, the day the towers fell / And so he wandered down the street / And we might all construct towers of our personal / Solely to look at the roots corrode / Nevertheless it’s a lot too late / You’re within the race / So we’ll press / And press ’til you may’t take it anymore.”

Hear beneath.

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