Gerard Way Is 'Getting Down the Germs' With Infectious New Single: Listen

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Way reunites with former My Chemical Romance bandmate Ray Toro for the music.

With winter quick approaching, Gerard Way is welcoming flu season together with his new single “Getting Down the Germs,” launched Friday (Nov. 16).

With “Getting Down the Germs,” Way stays true to his punk rock roots, whereas concurrently taking the music into uncharted territory by together with a flute melody, revisiting the nice rock-music flute solos of the '60s and '70s. “I had actually been wanting a music that featured the flute prominently for fairly a while,” Way mentioned in a press launch. “It sits in there completely, prefer it was made to pay the music a go to. The complete music jogs my memory of wiggling squiggling wormy germs.”

Way teamed up with former My Chemical Romance bandmate Ray Toro, who performed the music’s bass and drums, whereas Way’s Hesitant Alien producer Doug McKean additionally lent a hand on the observe’s manufacturing.

In an interview with Forbes, Way revealed that he and McKean are “working extra typically collectively and attempting to place a music out each month.”

Way not too long ago dropped his spooky love music “Baby You’re a Haunted House” on Oct. 26 and advised Forbes that he doesn’t need to “overthink” his artistic course of anymore like he did throughout his My Chemical Romance days. “I believe all these songs are a special expertise, and who is aware of? Maybe when they're carried out there might be some cohesion,” Way mentioned.

Watch the “Getting Down the Germs” lyric video beneath.