Gerard Way Stops ‘Overthinking It’ and Sets to Release Songs Every Month
With the release of new song “Baby You’re A Haunted House” on October 26th, Gerard Way stepped back into the music industry after over two years of absence. The Halloween single lacks Way’s usual heavy lyrics and dark tones. It’s upbeat and catchy, and fans took to it immediately— the lyric video, directed by Claire Vogel, has amassed over 2 million views on YouTube. Fans also began to dress up as the skeleton characters in the video for Halloween and a lucky pair had a photo of their costumes reposted by Gerard himself.
The hype surrounding “Baby You’re A Haunted House” had not yet died when Way released a surprise single on November 16th called “Getting Down The Germs”, featuring cover art from Lindsey Way, visual artist and Gerard’s wife. “Getting Down The Germs” is wildly different from both Way’s older music and BYAHH. It’s similar to the Halloween single in it’s soft, bouncy air but the themes and aesthetic of the song, as depicted in yet another lyric video directed by Claire Vogel, give off a completely new vibe. In an interview with Forbes, Gerard says that when the songs are all done there will maybe be some cohesion, but they are all different experiences.
In an Instagram post announcing “Getting Down The Germs”, Way explains that he plans on putting out a new song every month, saying that “the idea behind these songs is to not overthink it” and “just go with the first instincts [and] lead with the art”. This was exciting news for fans, who have been eagerly waiting for a new album since the 2014 debut of Hesitant Alien. It appears that a new album is in the works, and fans won’t be kept waiting too much longer.