Written by Killian O’Neil
New Jersey native, Frank Iero, has been echoed around the music industry for years. Iero, who is primarily known for his success as guitarist from My Chemical Romance, has continued to pursue his love of music. He is a man of many talents and has really showcased that with his latest EP that was just released this past January, Heaven Is A Place, This Is A Place. with his band Frank Iero and the Future Violents.
In 2016, Iero embarked on his solo career only a few short years after My Chemical Romance came to an end in 2013. It was in 2016 when he decided that it was time he embarked on a career with his passion for music and rolled some new records out. If you were, and are a fan of My Chemical Romance, reset your brain. It’s nothing like what you would be expecting. It’s an eloquent example of alternative rock with a grungy undertone, which could have you itching to either press repeat or on the edge of your seat for more.
Each song off Heaven Is a Place, This Is a Place is as different as the next and truly embodies the array of influences that make him the musician that he is today. This short but powerful EP has everything from the fury that boils up inside of us with the song, “Violence,” to the vulnerable softer side of life with “Record Ender.”
The lyrics that were chosen so delicately play out exactly what you’re feeling as you listen to each song. One that stood out the most was “Record Ender” with the line “I wanna tell you what I never could/It takes a lot to find yourself in a place where no one looks/(I’m breaking down with you)/My sky’s been falling but you never knew/I promise I will try to smile if it’s the last thing I ever do.”
The lyrics are orchestrated as if they are speaking directly to you. Anyone can relate with these words not to mention it’s composition is truly a work of art, as is the entire release. This has been one of the best things I have heard in 2021 which makes me anxious for their next release. I urge anyone who likes good music to check out Heaven Is A Place, This Is A Place.
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