Gerard Way and Ray Toro Cover The Turtles' "Happy Together"
By Katrina Nattress
February 8, 2019
As The Umbrella Academy premiere date creeps closer, Gerard Way and Ray Toro have gifted us with another great cover. The two former My Chemical Romance bandmates shared their rendition of the Turtles classic, "Happy Together." The duo's version mirrors the original's happy go lucky mood and late '60s vibes.
The cover is set to be featured in the fifth episode of The Umbrella Academy and follows Way and Toro's cover of Simon and Garfunkel's "Hazy Shade of Winter," which was used in the television series' first full-length trailer.
Listen to "Happy Together" below.
The Umbrella Academy will be airing as a 10-episode television series on Netflix. It premieres February 15th and stars Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, David Castañeda, Aidan Gallagher, Cameron Britton, and Mary J. Blige. The series is based off Way's comic book series of the same name.
“What I did for Steve Blackman (the showrunner) and the writers in that first writers’ room was to create an 18-page document that laid everything out,” Way told Collider. “Even of the graphic novels that haven’t come out yet. Which should equal eight when we’re all done. So I gave them the blueprint for what happens because you do want to seed certain things in there for future series and the hope is that it’s a success so that you do a lot more of these.
“They’re very curious what Gabriel [Ba, illustrator] and I are doing next. We always send them the new comics. They really want to know what’s happening.”
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