"And I promise that I'm not okay, (Oh, wait, that's the other guy)".
Frank IeroAnd The Future Violents have just dropped a brand new album - and the lead single 'Young & Doomed' cause quite the stir when it was initially released.
The reason for the aforementioned stir was because he dropped in a sneaky reference to the classic My Chemical Romance track 'I'm Not Okay (I Promise)'. The lyric in question is "And I promise that I'm not okay, (Oh, wait, that's the other guy)".
It turns out that Frank discussed the lyric reference to the other members of My Chemical Romance before he comitted to putting it in - a fact that Frank shared with Rock Sound backstage at 2000 Trees Festival.
Speaking of the lyric in question, Frank shared "Here’s the thing- I remember the moment too - it fit so perfect, and it came out of my mouth in my basement, writing the words to this verse. And I was like ‘oh that would be so good if it did that’."
He continued "It fit so nicely - and it really tied together the different worlds. And immediately I wrote an email to the guys and was like ‘hey listen, I’ve got this song, I think I’m gonna drop this reference… people are going to lose their minds about it, how do feel about it?’ and everyone was like ‘oh no that’s hilarious’."
He then added that it's a bit of a nice nod to his musical past, sharing "It reminds me of when you find out that one superhero is in the same universe as another super hero."
Check out our chat with Frank Iero below:
We caught up with @frankiero backstage at 2000 Trees Festival, and got the story behind that My Chemical Romance lyric reference in 'Young & Doomed' (which he had permission from the rest of MCR to do) pic.twitter.com/XjCJMF9NDJ