Frank Iero and Ray Toro Collaborate For First Time Since 2013
By Katrina Nattress
June 15, 2019
Fresh off the release of Barriers, the freshman effort from Frank Iero & The Future Violents, the band leader and his brother-in-law and bandmate Evan Nestor visited City Winery in New York City for a One on One acoustic session. Both equipped with guitars, they played selections off the new album, including "Basement Eyes," "I'll Let You Down," and lead single, "Young and Doomed."
However, what really makes our emo hearts swell is Ray Toro's involvement with the project. Iero's former My Chemical Romance bandmate mixed the whole session, marking their first collaboration since the band called it quits in 2013.
“I really enjoyed doing this session at the winery and when they asked if we had anyone in mind to mix the track I just immediately thought of asking Ray Toro,” Iero said. “He’s just so multi-talented and has such a great ear. He’s been recording and mixing some rad projects these past few years, and it was an honor to have him work on this session for us.”
Watch the full session below.
Iero isn't the only former MCR member Toro has collaborated with lately. Late last year, he played bass and drums on Gerard Way's solo single "Getting Down The Germs" and earlier this year worked with Way on two covers — Simon and Garfunkel's "Hazy Shade of Winter" and The Turtles' "Happy Together" — both of which were featured on the former MCR frontman's Netflix series The Umbrella Academy.
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