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Gerard Way Brings '80s VHS Effects to Life with His New Music Video "Millions" [WATCH]

by Carolyn Menyes   Oct 6, 2014 17:20 PM EDT

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Former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way is clearly channeling yesteryear on his new album Hesitant Alien, and now he's continuing his Britpop inspired new wave domination in his music videos. Today (Oct. 6), Way released the latest visual from Hesitant Alien for the new single "Millions," and it's all about the old school special effects.

Falling in conceptual line with the spacey, bizarre music video for Hesitant Alien's lead single "No Shows," "Millions" features plenty of trippy VHS tape effects. Way channels the most wacky '80s music videos in the new video. The premise is beyond simple, with Way simply performing in front of a blue screen. As he sways and dances to the music, his shadow follows him in a repeating photo effect, once again bringing to mind the top technology of yesterday.

Way isn't the only performer in the music video. Four backup dancers play second fiddle, dancing on top of a giant orange triangle as their own shadows follow their every movement.

If Way is looking to separate himself from the oftentimes gloomy image of My Chemical Romance in order to channel the most creative and wavy parts of the '80s music scene and the beginnings of MTV, he's definitely done it for his new music video.

Watch the official clip for Gerard Way's new single "Millions" below:

"Millions" is a track from Gerard Way's debut solo album Hesitant Alien, which was released on Sept. 30. The album was previously led by single "No Shows" and the teaser track "Action Cat."

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