My Chemical Romance Guitarist Ray Toro Shares New Song, “For the Lost and Brave”

Image Courtesy of Neil KrugOver a year after he posted his first solo track, former My Chemical Romance guitarist Ray Toro has returned with a brand-new solo song, "For the Lost and Brave." It's streaming now on Toro's Soundcloud page.

Though Toro wrote "For the Lost and Brave" about a year ago, he decided to release it now in response to the death of Leelah Alcorn, a transgender teenager who apparently committed suicide last Sunday at the age of 17.

"As I'm sure many of you felt after reading the news of young Leelah Alcorn taking her own life, my heart sank," Toro writes on his website. "I felt sick. Yet another young life gone because of not being heard, not being understood, and not being unconditionally loved for who they truly were. After hearing her story, and reading her final Tumblr post, I finally felt it was time to share this song."

Toro released his first solo track, "Isn't That Something," in May 2013. Since then, he's released two short demos, and now, with "For the Lost and Brave," his second full-length song.

My Chemical Romance broke up in March 2013. Former MCR frontman Gerard Way released his debut solo album, Hesitant Alien, earlier this year.

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