My Chemical Romance don’t just release albums, they create intricate universes in which those albums exist. Their last record, Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, was set in a post-apocalyptic California in 2019.
An eight-year-old interview with Warner Music Germany has been unearthed, which saw the band predict what they thought they would sound like in 2019.
“What will we sound like in 2019?” Gerard Way begins. “I did think about that when we were gonna start saying that this was set in 2019. Because I was definitely like, well this isn’t what we’d sound like in 2019. It’s a guess. I don’t know.”
“It’s hard to say,” he continued. “We take a long time to make records and I’m actually outwardly proud of that. I don’t think that will ever change. But because of that, I think the fans of the band and other people that listen to it they get a high level of quality from that.
“So we might be on, we might be two records ahead at that point,” the singer mused. “Maybe we’ll be on the sixth. So I don’t know. It’s really hard to say.”
Unfortunately, the band are not on their sixth record, but we’re hoping that a fifth record is firmly on the way. Check out the interview below.
Watch: My Chemical Romance predict their 2019 sound
My Chemical Romance will be heading to Australia next year for Download Festival. You can find the full lineup and ticket information below.
Download Festival 2020 Lineup
Friday, 20th March
Saturday, 21st March
Parramatta Park, Sydney
My Chemical Romance (Only Aus Shows)
Jimmy Eat World
Clutch (Only Aus Shows)
Alestorm (Only Aus Shows)
Lacuna Coil (Only Aus Shows)
Hands Like Houses
In Hearts Wake
New Years Day