Frank Iero is back with the first glimpse of new album
Ex-My Chemcal Romance guitarist Frank Iero and his band return in their third incarnation The Future Violents, bearing gifts in the form of a shiny new single and the promise of album number three.
First aired on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show last night (March 20), ‘Young and Doomed’ is our first taste of what’s in store from Iero and the gang. Coming for us this May, ‘Barriers’ is the product of the band’s collaboration with independent Australian label UNFD. Judging by this first little snippet, it’s set to be another belter.
Staying true to his 90s emo roots, Iero’s latest musical offering is drenched in grungy guitar riffs reminiscent of those featured in Stomachaches and Parachutes, welcoming the listener home with a sense of comfortable familiarity. The lyrical content is as cutting as the instrumentation – he tears himself open for the world to dissect in an act of sheer strength and unflinching honesty that sets the tone for the album that is to follow.
Prior to the single’s release, Iero took to Instagram to share and image of the hand-scribed lyrics. A teasing nod to fans of My Chemical Romance can be found in the annotations. The note asks if they’re ‘triggered’ by the featured phrase “I’m not okay”, with the responses in the comments and on other social media platforms equating to a colossal universal YES.