Alex Lahey Covered My Chemical Romance — and Gerard Way Approves
She appeared on Triple-J's 'Like a Version' for "The Black Parade"
In an Instagram post, Way praised Lahey for her dedication to the cover. "What I appreciate about Alex and Co's Parade cover," the emo icon said in the post, "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."
Watch a clip of Lahey's cover and read all the nice things Way had to say in his Instagram post down below.
Lahey also performed her own track "Misery Guts" for the show. The song was the lead single from her sophomore album The Best of Luck Club, released earlier this year.
Gerard Way has been busy working on the third volume his graphic novel series "The Umbrella Academy." His latest musical release was 2018's "Baby You're a Haunted House."
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