“Fake Your Death” is an emotional ode to the band’s career. Much slower than what the band typically put out, the song has a reminiscent tone that could make anyone miss the band and their dramatic style, whether you liked them or not.
The song acts as the single, and only new song, on the band’s forthcoming greatest hits album, ‘May Death Never Stop You: The Greatest Hits 2001 – 2013,’ which will be released on March 25.
“Fake Your Death” is also being streamed on My Chemical Romance’s (MCR) website and YouTube channel, accompanied by trailer for the album. The trailer is a fitting video retrospective of the band’s and their videos. Opening up on a statue in a graveyard (also the album artwork), the video zooms in on each of the statue’s eyes, bringing the viewer back to the glory days of MCR with each verse.
My Chemical Romance was vocalist Gerard Way, bassist Mikey Way, and guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero. Original drummer Matt Pellisier left the band in 2004, being replaced by Bob Bryar, who left the band in 2010. The band officially announced their break-up in March 2013 with a statement on their website praising the wonderful career they had and thanking the fans for all their support.
“Fake Your Death” can be purchased on iTunes now. ‘May Death Never Stop You’ is up for pre-order now and will be available on March 25. To watch the album trailer, and to relive the work of My Chemical Romance, visit the MCR website.