Marking their first new music since 2014, the new song finds the band returning to their roots with darker, heavy guitars, distorted vocals from frontman Gerard Way, and the same emotive lyrics that first put the band on the map. There isn’t a dull moment on the six-minute long anthem, which starts off with fuzzy static and clean guitar before absolutely exploding at the chorus and descending into chaos with a heavy breakdown at the bridge.
Lyrically, “The Foundations Of Decay” feels like a callback to My Chemical Romance’s early work, with lines that reference 9/11 (“He was there, the day the towers fell / And so he wandered down the road / And we would all build towers of our own”) much like their fan-favorite track, “Skylines and Turnstiles”.
“Foundations Of Decay” can be heard in its entirety now below. My Chemical Romance will hit the road on May 16th. All tour dates can be found HERE.