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Gerard Way Discusses The Umbrella Academy And Writing New Music

With The Umbrella Academy premiering next month, Gerard Way reveals how the Netflix series’ set inspired him to write new music.

Following the release of the epic official Umbrella Academy trailer yesterday – featuring a very special soundtrackGerard Way has spoken about being inspired to write new music on the Netflix series’ set.

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,” Gerard tells Billboard. 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.”

Gerard recently spoke about a kind of heavy” new song in the works. Reckon we’ll get to hear that soon? Let’s hope so…

Posted on January 25th 2019, 4:55p.m.
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