When they’re not busy dueting with Weezer or singing gibberish in Sims 3, seems the boys of My Chemical Romance are in the process of reinventing themselves. Yes, the Black Parade is all over, and for their new album, Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, they’re becoming crazy outlaw roller derby dudes. Always an improvement in our eyes.
The band, which released a trailer for the album, worked with producer and New Warner Bros. head Rob Cavallo on this, their fourth LP and first since 2006’s aforementioned The Black Parade. If the trailer is indicative of the visual elements the band plan on utilizing, then their first single, the annoyingly titled Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)”, should indicate that we’re in for quite a caffeine-fueled romp through the pop-rock desert in a trippy dune bug. One ticket, please.
Other than the song whose title we refuse to write again, frontman Gerard Way told NME that while he’s proud of the wildly different album as a whole, he compared “Death Before Disco” to Bruce Springsteen’s 1975 classic “Born To Run”, calling their song a “an anti-party song that you can party to.” We’re confused, and we like it.
Enjoy the first single and the tracklist below. Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys is due out November 22nd on Reprise Records.
Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys Tracklist:
01. Look Alive, Sunshine
02. Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)
03. Bulletproof Heart
05. Planetary (GO!)
06. The Only Hope For Me is You
07. Jet-Star and the Kobra Kid/Traffic Report
08. Party Poison
09. Save Yourself, Ill Hold Them Back
13. The Kids From Yesterday
14. Goodnite, Dr. Death
15. Vampire Money