Gerard Way wants to record a new song on Billie Eilish’s Fender ukulele

"I’m going to plug this into a fuzz pedal and see what happens"

Gerard Way has revealed that he might record a new song on Billie Eilish‘s new Fender ukulele after recently being gifted the instrument.

Eilish’s team-up with the US guitar manufacturer was unveiled earlier this month, and has been labelled as “a bold take on the four-string classic”.

Taking to Instagram over the weekend (September 19), the My Chemical Romance frontman shared an image of the instrument – which is adorned with Eilish’s signature “blohsh” symbol – among a plant in his garden.

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Describing the ukulele as “rad looking and sounding”, Way explained: “It has a really interesting pattern on it, and you can plug it in, so now I’m going to plug this into a fuzz pedal and see what happens. I may report back with my findings. It’s fun to play.

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So one of my friends, favorite people in the world, and patron of the arts, Michael Schulz, worked with his company @fender to collab with very cool musician @billieeilish on her rad looking and sounding ukulele. They were kind enough to send this to B and Linds and myself so I wanted to post a picture of it in our garden. It has a really interesting pattern on it, and you can plug it in, so now I’m going to plug this into a fuzz pedal and see what happens. I may report back with my findings. It’s fun to play. I don’t normally play ukulele but I did in fact recently write a song called Ukulele Songs, which is about ukulele songs. I may share that. I’m not sure, but if I record it, I will use this ukulele. Have a good Saturday. Congrats on the uke, Billie!

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“I don’t normally play ukulele but I did in fact recently write a song called Ukulele Songs, which is about ukulele songs. I may share that. I’m not sure, but if I record it, I will use this ukulele. Have a good Saturday. Congrats on the uke, Billie!”

You can see Way’s post above.

Back in July, Way released a new solo track called ‘Here Comes The End’ which featured on the trailer for season two of The Umbrella Academy, the Netflix adaptation of his comic book series.

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Upon launching her Fender ukulele design, Eilish explained: “The ukulele was the first instrument I learned: it’s where I started writing, and where I found new ways of writing that I had never tried before. It inspires a different kind of writing.

“The rules of the ukulele are simple, and basically if you know three chords you can play almost any song. I hope my Fender Signature ukulele inspires people to start playing, and start writing — anyone can do it.”

 

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