The ex-My Chemical Romance man has finally confirmed the day you'll be able to get your hands on 'Hesitant Alien'.
And the magical date is....... September 29.
Pre-orders will be availbel from August 19 over at www.gerardway.com. And yep, if you pre-order, you'll get an instant download of 'Action Cat' and another song, 'No Shows'.
Speaking of recording the album with producer Doug McKean, Gerard has said:
“I wanted to make the small things sound big. 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 shoe-gaze and Britpop. I want the record to sonically galvanize people.”
On his lyrical inspiration this time around, he's said:
“[They were] a struggle, beginnings, finding a newness in the mundane and the abstract. 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.”
The tracklisting for 'Hesitant Alien' is as follows:
Bureau Action Cat No Shows Casting Shadows Millions Zero Zero Juarez Drugstore Perfume Get The Gang Together How’s It Going To Be Maya The Psychic