My Chemical Romance think their fourth album is their "purest".

The US emo-punk band - whose last album 'The Black Parade' was released in 2006 - are planning to unveil its follow up in the coming months.

Lead singer Gerard Way said: "On this record you're gonna get the purest, best version of the band you could ever hope for.

"I think it's everything people really like about the band, only in a much more direct way. So you're not getting bits of punk songs gnarled up with Kurt Weill or a Russian folk song, you're not getting these little bits of what you like about the band dressed up in other clothes. You're just getting the band doing what it does."

The 32-year-old singer also revealed the ballad on the album, 'Light Behind Your Eyes' is a song about his daughter Bandit Lee, who was born last year.

He told NME: "It wasn't like I was sitting here writing a record about being a day. But I realised afterwards I was leaving a message for my daughter when she's 15. This will be me speaking to who my daughter could become."