The My Chemical Romance break up is sort of explained

My Chemical Romance announced their break up on Friday via the band’s web site without a clear reason behind the decision. Fans seeking answers woke up today to a letter on frontman Gerard Way’s Twitlonger page that gave insight into the breakup—sort of.


Way wrote, “I woke up this morning still dreaming, or not fully aware of myself just yet. The sun poked through the windows, touching my face, and then a deep sadness overcame me, immediately, bringing me to life and realization- My Chemical Romance had ended.”

The singer went on to talk about making coffee and a small brown bird in his library, allowing fans to make their own connection to the bizarre post and the demise of MCR.

“It is often my nature to be abstract, hidden in plain sight, or nowhere at all. I have always felt that the art I have made (alone or with friends) contains all of my intent when executed properly, and thus, no explanation required,” Way wrote of the My Chemical Romance break up. “It is simply not in my nature to excuse, explain, or justify any action I have taken as a result of thinking it through with a clear head, and in my truth. I had always felt this situation involving the end of this band would be different, in the eventuality it happened. I would be cryptic in its existence, and open upon its death.”

Formed in 2001 by high school friends Way and original drummer Matt Pelissier, MCR remained at the forefront of their genre for 12 years. The New Jersey alternative rock band put out four studio albums including the platinum selling “Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge” (2004) and the critically acclaimed concept album “The Black Parade” (2006).

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