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Gerard Way has praised Australian pop-punker Alex Lahey’s cover of the My Chemical Romance track “Welcome To The Black Parade.” 

Lahey and her band recorded a cover of the iconic track for the Australian radio station Triple J’s recurring Like A Version segment.

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The band really gave it their all in the high-energy performance. You can see it below. 

Now, Way has personally posted the cover on his Instagram and spoke a bit about what it means to have so many artists covering the band’s work after all these years. 

“This made my morning! Alex Lahey (@alex_lahey) and her band covering Welcome To The Black Parade. Last month, Frank told me about the beautiful Kimya Dawson (@kimyadawson) cover of Kids From Yesterday, which was so special. Then, a friend of mine just sent me a link to this Alex Lahey cover, which gave me chills (both covers did, really, and both for different reasons),” Way’s caption began. 

“And what I appreciate about Alex and Co’s Parade cover is how much they really went for it, and with all of the additional instruments (those cymbals!) and everyone singing and just smiling and having a good time. Really amazing performance,” the post continues. “It’s a really nice feeling to see such fantastic musicians appreciating our work.”

He also praised Lahey’s first album  I Love You Like A Brother. You can see his full post below. 

 

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This made my morning! Alex Lahey (@alex_lahey) and her band covering Welcome To The Black Parade. Last month, Frank told me about the beautiful Kimya Dawson (@kimyadawson) cover of Kids From Yesterday, which was so special. Then, a friend of mine just sent me a link to this Alex Lahey cover, which gave me chills (both covers did, really, and both for different reasons).

I appreciated how delicate and raw and soulful Kimya’s cover was, it made me look at the song in a different way. And what I appreciate about Alex and Co’s Parade cover is how much they really went for it, and with all of the additional instruments (those cymbals!) and everyone singing and just smiling and having a good time. Really amazing performance.

My friend told me to check out her album, I Love You Like A Brother and I thought it was great, you should check it out too if you like. But watch this performance if you can, and watch Kimya’s cover of Kids, it is on her Insta dated July 29th, and check out her amazing albums as well. It’s a really nice feeling to see such fantastic musicians appreciating our work. #alexlahey #kimyadawson #theblackparade #welcometotheblackparade

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Alex Lahey is making waves in the pop-punk scene with her sardonic, catchy hooks and outspoken charisma. She released her sophomore album The Best Of Luck Club in May of 2019, which was the followup to I Love You Like A Brother. You can see Lahey and the band’s upcoming tour dates here.

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