Gerard Way gathered all of his thoughts from 2016 in a heartfelt message on his website, which included tributes to the late Carrie Fisher and George Michael and his goals for the new year. But the most exciting part is talks of possible new music that Way refers to as "really weird stuff."
“I am always writing music, I am very lucky that way—there is always an idea and something that inspires me, even if it takes me a minute to figure out what I want to say, which is what really creates the space between releases. I am about to convert a structure on our property into a recording studio, which actually won’t take a lot of work as the space is already pretty perfect. Great drums sounds and church ceilings. Secret echo chambers. I look forward to making some really weird stuff here, and mine for the really hard to get diamonds."
The artist also explains that his main focus have been his two DC comic imprints, Doom Patrol and Young Animal, while listening to Nine Inch Nails collaborator Alessandro Cortini and San Franciso band Culture Abuse. Way's letter takes a bit of a desolate turn in the middle, where he reflects on Carrie Fisher's death.
"I am a big fan of her work on screen, and she contributed a great deal to my childhood, but it was also her advocacy for mental health, her outspoken critique of celebrity and industry," he said. "And her openness about addiction that I always respected tremendously. And her way of being inspired me, opening the doors to talk about mental health." He also said he could relate to struggling with fame in the public eye as George Michael did throughout the years.
While you continue to ponder if a new album is really coming soon, watch a Fuse interview of Gerard Way talking about his Star Wars toys during My Chemical Romance's Black Parade era below: