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.”