Gerard Way has unveiled his first solo single, ‘Action Cat’.
Click above to listen to the song from the former My Chemical Romance frontman, which trails his first solo LP which is set for release this autumn. The track was produced by My Chemical Romance collaborator Doug McKean. The album sees Gerard on vocals, guitar and keyboard alongside Ian Fowles of The Aquabats on guitar, Matt Gorney on bass and Jarrod Alexander on drums. Gerard’s brother Mikey provides backing vocals on one song.
Meanwhile, Way will play his first ever solo shows at this year’s Reading and Leeds Festivals. Earlier this year Way launched his own official website, Gerardway.com, with a blog post confirming that he had inked a deal with Warner Bros Records for his solo album.
“I am continuing full-steam into comics, art, and more importantly to some of you – music. I am pleased to let you know I am now signed as a solo artist [to] Warner Bros Records. My album is near completion, and you should expect to hear things in the near future, even today actually- with a brief snippet of what is to come. I am excited. It’s starting again,” he wrote.
My Chemical Romance announced their split in 2013 but released a greatest hits collection earlier this year.