Last time Alex Lahey took on triple j's Like A Version, she brought Natalie Imbruglia's Torn (we know, we know, it's a cover of a cover) to life with a pop punk cover, and returning to the triple j studio this morning, Alex again tipped a hat to all us emos around by covering... wait for it... My Chemical Romance.
As soon as those piano keys rung out, we got shivers down our spines. It was Welcome To The Black Parade.
With help from G Flip playing cymbals and drums, it doesn't reinvent the song massively but Alex basically reminded us why we loved My Chem so much in the first place. It was the moving lyrics, the insane energy, how fun it is to scream those words.
And the best part? Gerard Way himself has blessed the cover with some super kind words on his Instagram.
AND WE'LL CAARRRYYY OOONNNN
This made my morning! Alex Lahey (@alex_lahey) and her band covering Welcome To The Black Parade. Last month, Frank told me about the beautiful Kimya Dawson (@kimyadawson) cover of Kids From Yesterday, which was so special. Then, a friend of mine just sent me a link to this Alex Lahey cover, which gave me chills (both covers did, really, and both for different reasons). I appreciated how delicate and raw and soulful Kimya’s cover was, it made me look at the song in a different way. And what I appreciate about Alex and Co’s Parade cover is how much they really went for it, and with all of the additional instruments (those cymbals!) and everyone singing and just smiling and having a good time. Really amazing performance. My friend told me to check out her album, I Love You Like A Brother and I thought it was great, you should check it out too if you like. But watch this performance if you can, and watch Kimya’s cover of Kids, it is on her Insta dated July 29th, and check out her amazing albums as well. It’s a really nice feeling to see such fantastic musicians appreciating our work. #alexlahey #kimyadawson #theblackparade #welcometotheblackparade