"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.