Gerard Way's Family Album04 December 2009
My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way says becoming a father has made him write songs for his daughter's future.
Gerard Way's Family Album
Gerard Way's new album is being written for his daughter's teenage years.
The My Chemical Romance singer became a father for the first time when wife Lindsey gave birth to Bandit Lee earlier this year and says parenthood had an impact on his songwriting.
He explained: "It influenced me in an unconventional way. I wasn't really writing a record about becoming a dad.
"I was writing music for somebody when they grew up. It's like a time capsule for when this person turns 15 or 20."
The 32-year-old 'Teenagers' hitmaker also admitted he was glad the group hadn't decided to write about their own lives.
He added: "I'm glad it's not a bunch of guys searching for something that would make them cool again. That's a hollow pursuit that makes for horrible music."