My Chemical Romance have spoken about their as yet-untitled fourth album and have revealed that for the very first time it will be concept free.
Singer Gerard Way said they originally struggled to let go of the idea of a concept album but believes it is all the better for it.
Gerard told Kerrang!: “To be able to let go of your game plan is really hard.
“There were many times where we had to really move on our feet very quickly and say, ‘No, the album’s taking a turn and we need to accept it, because if we fight it we’ll end up with a record that doesn’t make any sense’.”
He continued: “Everything is taking so much longer, in a really great way. We’ve never been able to go through the songs like this and get things as great as we possibly can.
“It’s always been like, ‘You’ve got three months to record and two weeks to mix, then you’re back on an airplane to go tour again!’. This time, we afforded ourselves the luxury of exploring every song.”
The follow-up to 2006's 'The Black Parade' will be released next year.