Former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way released the first issue of his graphic novel series The Umbrella Academy back in 2007. There’s been two further installments since, with a fourth currently in production. Concurrent with the latest volume, The Umbrella Academy is launching as a ten-episode TV series on Netflix next month, and today we get a new trailer featuring music from Way that reunites him with his old bandmate, MCR guitarist Ray Toro.
Way and Toro reunion comes in the form of a cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s 1966 single “A Hazy Shade of Winter”, which was notably repopularized by The Bangles in 1987. Way amps up the song’s rollicking energy into something a bit more volatile, pushing it out with cinematic choral harmonies and a blistering guitar riff courtesy of Toro that appropriately soundtracks the apocalyptic urgency of the series.
Listen to the full version of the “Hazy Shade of Winter” cover below.
The Umbrella Academy follows six estranged super-powered friends reuniting with eight days to prevent the end of the world. The show will make it’s Netflix premiere on February 15th. Check out the trailer:
Way has recently been increasingly active on the music front, sharing a new song each of the last three months. Previous releases have included originals “Baby You’re A Haunted House”, “Getting Down The Germs”, and “Dasher”.