Gerard Way announces new solo album 'Hesitant Alien'

Former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way has unveiled the details surrounding his much-anticipated debut solo album.

The new record 'Hesitant Alien' is expected to drop on the 29th September with pre-order options available from the 19th August. Fans who pre-order the album will receive free downloads of his two singles 'Action Cat' and 'No Shows' instantly.

Speaking about his influences for the new album, Way said, "My intention was to make 100 percent uncompromised art, using the currently least radio-friendly instrument, the guitar. I knew there would be lots of fuzz pedals. I knew I would play Fender instruments. I knew I would look at who my guitar heroes were in art school, Mary Timony and Carrie Brownstein, and I drew a lot of influence from shoegaze and Britpop. I want the record to sonically galvanize people."

"I looked to the Britpop poets like Jarvis Cocker and Damon Albarn, drawing upon everyday life. I also experimented with the abstract, and looked at Frank Black's work both with the Pixies, and as a solo artist. There was no concept and no call-to-arms."

Gerard Way will be performing at this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals and you can see the tracklist for 'Hesitant Alien' below.

'Hesitant Alien' Tracklist:
1. 'Bureau'
2. 'Action Cat'
3. 'No Shows'
4. 'Casting Shadows'
5. 'Millions'
6. 'Zero Zero'
7. 'Juarez'
8. 'Drugstore Perfume'
9. 'Get The Gang Together'
10. 'How’s It Going To Be'
11. 'Maya The Psychic'

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