Fans Choose My Chemical Romance’s ‘The Foundations of Decay’ as This Week’s Favorite New Music

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The rock group’s new six-minute track brought in 40% of the vote.

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Devin Sarno*

My Chemical Romance‘s new song “The Foundations of Decay” has topped this week’s new music poll.

Music fans voted in a poll published Friday (May 13) on Billboard, choosing the rock group’s dizzying six-minute track as their favorite new music release of the past week.

“The Foundations of Decay,” MCR’s first release as a band since 2014, brought in 40% of the vote, beating out new music by Post Malone featuring Roddy Ricch (“Cooped Up”), Kendrick Lamar (Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers), Florence The Machine (Dance Fever), The Chainsmokers (So Far So Good), and others.

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“The Foundations of Decay” highlights MCR’s ability to tell epic stories while also showcasing Gerard Way’s incredible vocal range. The act broke up in 2013, but dropped a single titled “Fake Your Death” the following year as part of a greatest hits compilation.

In August, My Chemical Romance will launch their long-awaited reunion tour, which was pushed back from its planned 2020 start due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Placing second on the past week’s tally with nearly 28% of the vote was Post Malone’s new single “Cooped Up,” which reunites the superstar with his “Wow.” remix partner Roddy Ricch. The collab also helps set the stage for Posty’s long-awaited new album, Twelve Carat Toothache, which arrives on June 3.

See the final results from this week’s music release poll.



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