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Frank Iero Has Explained That My Chemical Romance Reference In His Latest Single

Brii Jamieson
Brii Jamieson 28 May 2019 at 11.04

"And I promise that I'm not okay, (Oh, wait, that's the other guy)".

Frank Iero is back with his new band Frank Iero And The Future Violents - and in the first single off the upcoming album, he drops a My Chemical Romance reference in the lyrics. 

In the second verse, Frank sings "Cause kids are so unkind, to kids of different kinds. And I promise that I'm not okay, (Oh, wait, that's the other guy)" - a reference to the My Chemical Romance track 'I'm Not Okay (I Promise)'.

Speaking to Hysteria Magazine Frank discussed the MCR reference, sharing “I don’t know if I was purposely trying to stir shit? It was more that I liked the idea of breaking down this fourth wall."

He continued "To me, it was very much like reading a comic and you find out that two superheroes are in the same universe even though they don’t necessarily interact. I like the fact that it called back to a previous works. I feel a song like ‘Young & Doomed’ is very tied to a song like ‘I’m Not Okay’ and it’s also really tied to a song like ‘I’m a Mess'... So that line, it just fits so perfectly.  Yeah, I knew that it was going to cause some disruption for others, but what I was hoping for was that attention would be brought to what I was actually trying to say within the song.”

The brand new Frank Iero And The Future Violents album 'Barriers' is set for release May 31 through UNFD.

Check out 'Young And Dooomed' below:

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