Anyhow, in an interview with Billboard last month, Gerard revealed that being on the set of new Netflix series The Umbrella Academy inspired him to write new solo music.
"When I was on set the very first day and we were watching the very first shot which was a scene between Ellen [Page, who plays Vanya] and Aidan [Gallagher, who plays Number Five], it’s the very last shot of the pilot and they’re talking about the end of the world and it’s supposed to cut to black," he said. "And a song popped into my head for that, and I started writing this song that I ended up recording. I haven’t finished it yet, but it’s a song I would love to give to the show."
The musician also revealed that his focus recently hasn't just been on Umbrella Academy – he's "been writing a lot".
"There’s three things that are kind of the focus of my life besides family as being the most important thing," he continues. "One, writing these two comics I write, Umbrella Academy and Doom Patrol. Two, making music once a week and releasing new songs – I was trying to do it every month but it’s now going to turn into longer gaps of releasing songs. And then my well-being is the other thing, like my physical fitness and my diet, making big life changes and quitting smoking, things like that. I did not take care of myself for the last two, three years writing comic books. I’m starting to really take care of myself again."
The Umbrella Academy is out on February 15. Check out the epic trailer below: