Look, I'm not going to drag you along on some wild ride here, let's get right to it: In this house*, we love My Chemical Romance. We always have, and we always will.
Since announcing their reunion back in October 2019, they've been dropping a new tour date here and there, along with some aesthetic as heck videos, teasing new music.
BUT earlier this week, they posted this cryptic as all hell video on their official Instagram, along with the caption, "Please join us on YouTube and www.mychemicalromance.com at 8:35am PST/11:35am EST." So...ya'll already KNOW my dumbass was online right on time and not a second later.
So what was this all about, you ask? Well, not new music (release the goddamn album). Instead, we received an incredible, easter egg-ridden short film directed by Kris Mercado. It's the definition of "doing the most" and, frankly, I am living for every single second of it:
The video consists of young man who — after using a Ouija board and summoning circle — is chased through a world filled with references to all of My Chemical Romance's albums. A world I long to live in.
We have the Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge album cover:
As well as Helena...from the "Helena" music video:
Then we transition into a hospital, directly referencing the storyline of their The Black Parade album*:
Then the young man dives through a portal leading him into the music video for "Na Na Na" from their last official album, Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys:
Besides the big, sweeping, obvious references, there's also a bunch of tiny easter eggs hidden throughout the video, like the key to the "Hotel Bella Muerte":
A coffee mug that says "NJ Dept of Corrections":
And in the closet you briefly see a glimpse of Jet Star's jacket from the "Na Na Na" music video:
It goes without saying that I wasn't the only reformed emo losing their goddamn mind over this incredibly unnecessary yet completely necessary announcement video:
But some fans were quick to point out just HOW extra it was for a tour announcement:
Still, you have to respect the style...you don't have a choice:
So yeah...there ya have it. THE BOYS ARE BACK FOR GOOD. You can find all the tour dates here and, in the meantime, can someone summon the new album? Okay, thanksss!