i actually disagree. and if its not your taste then thats fine. but its what gerard wanted to do. i think frank played it safe giving the fans the angsty punk that he knew pretty much everyone wanted. that, to me, is more boring. i applaud gerard for taking the risk and doing something no one expected from him. it takes balls. and whether you like it or not, thats what gerard does. because he has balls. so i dont see how that makes him 'unsure' of himself. maybe you just dont 'get' it?
but, that’s exactly what i said. i don’t blame gerard for wanting to go in a new direction, for wanting to do something no one expected from him. i understand that need and i respect it. i think most fans who criticize hesitant alien relate to that, tbh. they understand- but they don’t like the result.
there’s no question about whether i get it or not - i don’t get it. it makes me question gerards artistic persona, because i really did expect something different. i personally feel like he’s scattered, others feel like he’s composed and sure of what he’s doing. time will tell. i’m excited for what his next era will be, hopefully it’ll be something i’m into!
"should i write a long text about my feelings towards hesitant alien? no, i’ll just write one sentence, i don’t wanna start anything…"
*inbox gets blown to fucking shreds*
not saying that your opinion is wrong because hey its your opinion but why do you feel the need to sorta make it a Gerard vs Frank thing? its annoying as fuck and im honestly tired of mcr fans doing it. theyre two solo artists now who have absolutely nothing to do with each other anymore not to mention that their solo projects are completely different in style. its a matter of which style you prefer and not 'who is better, Frank or Gerard'
to be perfectly honest with you, not only was it inevitable, it’s also not a big deal. it’s genuinly just a natural reaction to a band splitting up and fans trying to keep up with the inidvidual members, and make sense of it. you have two ex-band members with the same roots, releasing their albums only days away from each other, mentioning each others work, sharing the same fanbase… it’s an interesting phenomenon, and comparing their progress, their new sound and their image isn’t a bad or harmful thing.
the biggest reason behind it is that they pretty much share the same fans- fans who are used to seeing their musical talents fused together and now get to see them separately. it would be near-impossible for me as a fan of both of them to not put those albums side by side and reflect over their differences and similarities. if that annoys you, i can’t really… help you.
their careers will slowly drift apart, just like the “my chemical romance”-label will wash off, but comparing their transition from being mcr members to solo artists isn’t a bad thing. not unless a person intentionally makes it hateful, in which case, booo.
i'm actually really confused/surprised by how like, emotionless and bland Hesitant Alien is. It's like a joke that's not actually funny. There's something I'm not 'getting' but at the same time it's like, there's nothing to 'get'. I'm obviously no authority on what's going through Gerard Way's head but he seems like, really confused and unsure of himself. Like, second-guessing his own artistic work and feeling like he has something to prove. It really shows in the record.
i definitely agree with you, and i think it’s pretty natural as a fan to feel disappointed with the album. when we found out he was going solo, i think we all had this idea of how his showmanship would look and sound like (strong, opinionated lyrics, strong melodies, clear message etc.) and safe to say, we were wrong. he didn’t wanna do that at all. he wanted to go with subtlety (… and “blandness”, yes) which is like, the opposite of what he’s done before.
i understand his need to do that, to try new things, and i don’t blame him for wanting to go in that direction. if it’s what he wants to do, he should do it. i’m just… not into it. and i really wanted to be into it.
i listened to all of hesitant alien… i have surprisingly few opinions about it
My Chemical Romance - I Don’t Love You Live In Hoboken, NJ
joining the bandwagon in the whole not listening to hesitant alien till it comes out kinda thing
oh, was that a thing? damn, i blew it
I feel kinda bad because I automatically blurted out that Gee probably had jizz stains on his pants.
David Bowie with his 1976 painting of Iggy Pop, Portrait of J.O.
Concerts are such a surreal experience, I mean, you’re singing your favorite songs with a band or singer that means the world to you and you’re literally in the same room as them. I will never stop loving concerts.