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Listen To Gerard Way And Ray Toro’s New Cover

Ahead of the release of The Umbrella Academy next week, Gerard Way and Ray Toro have unveiled a new song from the show.

After releasing a wonderful cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s Hazy Shade Of Winter last month, Gerard Way and Ray Toro have teamed up again for another cover: this time of the Turtles’ classic hit Happy Together.

The track will be featured in the upcoming Netflix series The Umbrella Academy, which was born out of Gerard’s comic series of the same name. The highly-anticipated 10-episode run will hit screens on February 15 – but in the meantime stick this in your ears right now…

Following the release of the epic official Umbrella Academy trailer last month, Gerard spoke 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,” he told 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.”

Posted on February 8th 2019, 3:43p.m.
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