Frank Iero (formerly of My Chemical Romance) releases new demo, “joyriding.”

August 6, 2013 by Cassie Whitt

Frank Iero (formerly of My Chemical Romance) releases new demo, “joyriding.”

Frank Iero, former My Chemical Romance guitarist and Death Spells vocalist, has released a new demo titled "joyriding."

Read the song's backstory and lyrics, originally posted on his blog, and stream the song below:

"hi...so today i ended up having a very nice conversation about music and other things with Sam Coare from Kerrang! Magazine. after i got off the phone i went down into my basement and wrote this song. Sam and i had talked about inspiration and creativity, and i told him i go through periods of making things and then a week later hating everything i've made and destroying it all. i told him i'd like to try and experiment with creating something and releasing it before i have a chance to hate myself for making it. so when i wrote this song it almost seemed like a dare...

joyriding. (demo)
i'm not sure what they said, but if it's true i'll bet
it's just one more thing i'll regret.
i hate my weaknesses, they made me who i am.
'yea it's cool i'll be ok'
as i felt your pain wash over me, so i dry your eyes and hide my shakes
because i hate that look that's on your face.
these things inside my head, they never make much sense.
so i wouldn't hold my breath...
i hope i die before they save my soul.
'yea it's cool i'll be ok'
as i felt your pain wash over me, so i dry your eyes and hide my shakes
because i hate that look that's on your face.
don't hang up, because i don't have anyone left here
don't give up, don't hang on to anything i've said.
i hate my weaknesses, they made me who i am
it makes no difference, i'm insignificant.
'yea it's cool i'll be ok'
as i felt your pain wash over me, so i dry your eyes and hide my shakes
because i hate that look that's on your face
and this is not the end for us.

-2013 frnkiero"

This latest song from Iero lies somewhere between his more melodic leanings (as seen in a recent solo acoustic performance for the Going Off Track podcast) and experimentation with elements of noise (a la Death Spells.)

The song also sounds slightly more in the vein of "This Song Is A Curse," which he released in 2012. In a recent interview with Epiphone, he had revealed that in addition to Death Spells, he is also working on another new project, the sound of which he likened to something more like the above.

Though, this latest posting is obviously spur-of-the-moment and unattached to any project save for Iero's personal SoundCloud, which once boasted a cover of the Ronettes' "Be My Baby" (it has since been deleted) and a Christmas parody song.

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