After four long years, the wait for new music from My Chemical Romance is finally over.
The New Jersey band just debuted “Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na),” the first track from their fall release, Danger Days: the True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys (out Nov. 22), on BBC’s Radio 1. Hear it below!
The song — previewed in a Mad Max-style trailer for their upcoming album — is an in-your-face punk anthem with blistering guitar leads, an epic breakdown, and Gerard Way’s sneering delivery: “Hit the gas! / Kill ’em all / Gimme love, but I don’t need it!” It’s classic MCR and it’s all hinged on an unforgettable, hockey-arena-filling chorus of na, na, na, na, na, nas.
In an interview with host Zane Lowe, Way said the track restored the band’s spirit, which waned after they scrapped the first incarnation of their fourth album and started over in the studio.
“It took a little while to decide who and what this band is, then re-embrace that instead of turn our back on it,” he said.
Way added that “Na Na Na” was the first track the band recorded after returning to the studio for the second time. “There was a lot of intensity underneath it and it propelled all of us forward.”
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LISTEN: My Chemical Romance, “Na Na Na”