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Frank Iero Drops Frothy New Tune; Shares Message Regarding Bus Incident With Fans

Frank Iero

It’s been a trying time for New Jersey noisemaker Frank Iero of late: last week, the feels-punk purveyor was mere hours away from wrapping up his long-awaited Australian tour in Sydney, when he and The Patience (his backing band) became imbued in a horrific bus accident. The resulting injuries led to Iero cancelling the remainder of his 2016 tour dates, adding insult to injury when you realise that his sophomore LP, Parachutes, is set to hit shelves in a week from now.

>> Keep reading: we had a chat with Frank about how the life-changing Parachutes came together <<

Reflecting on the incident, Iero has decided to lighten the mood with a spicy new cut from Parachutes – the skull-shatteringly powerful “Oceans”. The new jam follows “I’m A Mess” and “Remedy” as the third to come from Iero’s newie.

“As a thank you for your love and understanding,” Iero wrote in a statement on his website, “I’ve decided to release one of my favorite songs from our new record a little bit early. ‘Oceans’ is a song about accepting love even though you are unsure if you actually deserve it… And eventually letting it surround you and drowning in a sea of it. It feels fitting to our situation, and I hope it brings a smile to your beautiful faces.”

Parachutes is set to hit shelves next Friday, October 28th via Vagrant and Cooking Vinyl. As always, we’re keeping Iero and his crew in our thoughts – and, of course, hoping it won’t be long before we see them back in action and doing what they do best.

Wrap your ears around “Oceans” and your eyes around Frank’s message below!

“dearest frendz,

i know by now most, if not all of you, have heard the news of our unfortunate accident in sydney last thursday… and also the fact that with heavy hearts we must cancel all upcoming tour dates for this year due to the severity of the injuries we sustained in that crash. we can’t thank you all enough for the overwhelming flood of love and support throughout this horrific ordeal. it’s truly been amazing, and has helped us to feel not so alone even though we are stranded so far from home. there is nothing we want more than to all heal and be able to get back to our families as quick as possible. it’s strange how an in an instant everything can change and we become fully aware of what is truly important. we have been through a lot this week …and i know none of us will ever be the same again.

as a thank you for your love and understanding i’ve decided to release one of my favorite songs from our new record, Parachutes, a little bit early. Oceans is a song about accepting love even though you are unsure if you actually deserve it …and eventually letting it surround you and drowning in a sea of it. it feels fitting to our situation, and i hope it brings a smile to your beautiful faces.

i am unsure of what the future holds, but at least i know that my friends and i have a future… and for now that is certainly good enough for me. so here’s to those that wish us well, and those who don’t …well they can certainly catch a sydney bus to hell.
so until we meet again friends, hold the ones you love close and keep the faith.
forever true xofrnk”

Parachutes drops October 28th via Vagrant / Cooking Vinyl
Pre-order it: JB HiFi | Webstore | iTunes

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