My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way Unveils Solo Single 'Action Cat'

Listen to emo icon's debut solo single here.

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Former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way has launched his solo career by debuting new single "Action Cat," Gigwise reports. Check it out below.

Taken from his upcoming solo album, the track is a simple and steady blast of pure and joyful pop-rock, similar to the direction that MCR took on their final album, albeit with less drama but a lot more fun.

"Action Cat" also features features Ian Fowles of the Aquabats on the guitar and Matt Gorney on the bass. Jarrod Alexander, who toured with MCR during the band's final shows, contributes drums to the album while Gerard's brother and MCR member Mikey has also contributing backing vocals to a track.

Last month Gerard Way marked the launch of his new website with a statement which explains his future plans: "I am continuing full-steam into comics, art, and more importantly to some of you - music. I am pleased to let you know I am now signed as a solo artist Warner Bros. Records.

"My album is near completion, and you should expect to hear things in the near future, even today actually - with a brief snippet of what is to come. I am excited. It's starting again."

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    there's a lack in musical dynamics which has resulted in it being ok but not that good compared to MCR however this isn't MCR so it will be different
    Not bad, not good. Just meh. It is definitely single material. We'll see how the rest of this album pans out.