If you don’t know, isolated vocals are when a person strips down a song so we can listen to the singer without the band backing him/her up. A lot of isolated vocals tracks have been retweeted lately including Kurt Cobain on “Smells Like Team Spirt,” Brendan Urie on “This Is Gospel,” and recently Gerard Way on that popular My Chemical Romance song “Helena.”
Way’s isolated vocals (to no surprise) are great. You can really hear the emotion in his voice as he belts the song that angsty teens have been blasting through their headphones for years now. Instruments might complete a song, but there is something special about listening to a stripped-down acapella version of your favorite song that can make you appreciate it that much more.
The release of Way’s isolated vocals led Alternative Press to talking to some former MCR band mates about the ex-band’s relationship. Good news for all you die-hard fans: the band is still close. “Former My Chemical Romance guitarist Ray Toro opened up recently about how Frank Iero’s accident last year was a reality check for himself and the rest of the band, noting that although they are no longer together, they have still stayed close.
‘That is one of the great things—we are still close friends and close family. We all keep an eye, even if we are not in touch with each other every day we all know what all the other guys are up to,’ Toro said” (Dickman).
Check out the track here
Dickman, M. (2017, 16 February). Hear Gerard Way’s vocals isolated from My Chemical Romance’s “Helena”. Retrieved February 16, 2017, from Alternative Press Magazine.