Last Friday, Gerard Way dropped the holiday-infused heart-plucker, “Dasher.” Just in time for whatever it is you celebrate, the track perfectly details the emotions encompassing the feeling of being far away from loved ones during the holiday season.

Directed by Aaron Hymes, Way applauds the video’s aura and trueness to the track. Additionally, Way shouts out the Regrettes Lydia Night for her spoken-word contribution.

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“I find this video to be very moving, and I love the direction and the powerful moments that happen in it,” Way says of the video. “Also, some people have been asking about the spoken word part of the song. That was done by Lydia Night from @theregrettesband and it was so wonderful to have her amazing voice in the song. I find her bit to be haunting yet kind and personal.”

 

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This is a clip from the brilliant Dasher lyric video by director @aaronhymes. I find this video to be very moving, and I love the direction and the powerful moments that happen in it. Also, some people have been asking about the spoken word part of the song. That was done by Lydia Night from @theregrettesband and it was so wonderful to have her amazing voice in the song. I find her bit to be haunting yet kind and personal. Lyrics are below. #dasher – Dasher Under atmospheric haze Just some stratospheric strays we wait And can we hold on our hearts ‘til the day brings the light? Nice to meet you Marigold I don’t think you’re looking old but “I don’t think you can stay” Said the sea to the night When you go When you go away When you go Can you come this way? ‘Cause I feel safe in your arms And she’s got dashes in her stars I hope you both come around this way She’s a waitress he’s uptown City rain it gets her down enough to waste all her dreams On a paycheck and drown But she needs to laugh sometimes And she dreams you’ll take her with you anywhere ‘Cause these air traffic lanes need you now When you go When you go away When you go Can you come this way? ‘Cause I feel safe in your arms And she’s got dashes in her stars I hope you both come around this way I really can’t tell if I’m dreaming or breathing Could be I’m just meaning to stay on the ground but I’m easing into the dark and lifting off hand in yours And the clouds never look like this down there And the stars make a sound way up here And I never miss the sun when I’m with you I never miss the sea Like I’m never leaving home And I’m never all alone I’m just waiting for the magic Of the diamonds in the trees Here with you Here with us Way up in the air with the birds and the snow and this great big sky ‘Cause I feel safe in your arms And she’s got dashes in her stars Let’s run away fast and far And no matter where you are I hope you know That we can show this world it just can’t bring us down From these clouds When we come this way This way This way Someday Someday This way

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Additionally, “Dasher” was supposedly supposed to appear on Way’s solo album Hesitant Alien in 2014. However, the song remained unfinished. Instead, Way only performed the track live.

Check out “Dasher” below.

Gerard Way’s song “Dasher” is the third song in a much-appreciated string of releases. Following “Getting Down With The Germs” and “Baby, You’re A Haunted House,” “Dasher” puts a bow on top of the entire package.

Released in November, “Getting Down With The Germs” features former My Chemical Romance bandmate Ray Toro (bass, drums). Additionally, the track includes an exceptional flute solo from Sara Andon.

“I had really been wanting a song that featured the flute prominently for quite some time,” Way says.

“It sits in there perfectly, like it was made to pay the song a visit,” he continues. “The whole song reminds me of wiggling, squiggling, wormy germs. It’s a very calm affair that shows a peek into where I may be heading musically. I hope you enjoy it. It was fun to make.”

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“Baby, You’re A Haunted House” was Way’s first track since 2017’s Record Store Day release “Into the Cave We Wander,” which also features Toro.

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