Gerard Way Is 'Getting Down the Germs' With Infectious New Single: Listen
Way reunites with former My Chemical Romance bandmate Ray Toro for the song.
With winter fast approaching, Gerard Way is welcoming flu season with his new single “Getting Down the Germs,” released Friday (Nov. 16).
With “Getting Down the Germs,” Way stays true to his punk rock roots, while simultaneously taking the song into uncharted territory by including a flute melody, revisiting the great rock-music flute solos of the '60s and '70s. “I had really been wanting a song that featured the flute prominently for quite some time,” Way said in a press release. “It sits in there perfectly, like it was made to pay the song a visit. The whole song reminds me of wiggling squiggling wormy germs.”
Way teamed up with former My Chemical Romance bandmate Ray Toro, who played the song’s bass and drums, while Way’s Hesitant Alien producer Doug McKean also lent a hand on the track’s production.
In an interview with Forbes, Way revealed that he and McKean are “working more often together and trying to put a song out every month.”
Way recently dropped his spooky love song “Baby You’re a Haunted House” on Oct. 26 and told Forbes that he doesn’t want to “overthink” his creative process anymore like he did during his My Chemical Romance days. “I think all these songs are a different experience, and who knows? Maybe when they are done there will be some cohesion,” Way said.
Watch the “Getting Down the Germs” lyric video below.