Gerard Way on Life After My Chemical Romance: ‘I’m Just Exploring and Seeing What Happens’
Though My Chemical Romance announced their break up earlier this spring, frontman and founder Gerard Way hasn’t exactly been taking it easy. The singer tells Yahoo! Music that he’s been keeping busy writing a lot of material and while he hasn’t chosen his next project as of yet, he does have one gig on the horizon — music for a children’s show.
Way reportedly co-directed and lent music to the debut episode of the second season of ‘The Aquabats! Super Show!’ TV series. In the episode, which airs June 1 on The Hub network, Way’s brother and My Chemical Romance bassist Mikey Way guest stars as the frontman for a death metal group called Asthma who are seeking revenge against The Aquabats after losing a Battle of the Bands. As for his influence on the episode, Way offered some ideas on the plotline, which found the bands squaring off over a donated brain, and he contributed lyrics to an acoustic number about hugging.
Meanwhile, the singer says he’s remained creative while trying to figure out his next move in the music industry. “I really haven’t been doing anything concrete except writing tons of stuff,” says Way. “I’m just having experiences. I’m playing tons of instruments, constantly writing music, and I guess I’m putting myself out there and not pushing anything away. The only way I can describe it is I don’t know who I was before I started My Chem. I know that answers nothing, but that’s the point. I’m just exploring and seeing what happens.”
As for his musical direction, Way cryptically offered, “I’m just trying to figure out exactly what I’m supposed to do. I take a cue from the universe and I think about that pretty deeply and go with my gut 100 percent.”