Sparrow Sleeps, the company responsible for the delicious re-workings, has done it again... this time, making emo greats My Chemical Romance bedtime-ready. Listen to the baby version of "Helena" above.
Sparrow Sleeps’ composer Casey Cole told Kerrang! about the project:
“I’ve been turning songs into lullabies for over two years now, and this album definitely has the most morbid track listing. I put a lot of effort into keeping things as true to the original songs as possible, which can be difficult with the outrageous guitar licks and key changes throughout. I even treated 'Blood' as a secret track, the way it was on 'The Black Parade,' including two minutes of silence before it starts. Albums like 'The Black Parade' don’t come around too often, so turning some of those songs into these softer renditions was a challenge masked with a bit of nostalgia.”
His partner Peter Lockhart adds:
“I went back and forth for a while on what style to do this album cover in. After recently finishing a portrait illustration in the same style for a gallery show, I knew exactly what I wanted this cover to look like and everything fell into place really quickly. I wanted to stick with the same tone as the original album art, but a little more peaceful… and a little less bloody. I pushed hard with Casey to play off the title and artwork for 'Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge' for this lullaby album. That album was what got me into My Chemical Romance in 2004, and it’s stuck as a personal favorite even since.”
Listen above. Check out the full tracklist of the release below. You can purchase the thing here.
1 – Dead!
2 – I’m Not Okay (I Promise)
3 – Helena
4 – I Don’t Love You
5 – Cancer
6 – Famous Last Words
7 – Teenagers
8 – Cemetery Drive
9 – Welcome to the Black Parade
10 – Blood