A near-30-second teaser for Gerard Way's forthcoming debut solo album 'Hesitant Alien' has been released to YouTube by the star.

The record itself doesn't come out until the end of September, but pre-orders will open at all digital retailers from Tuesday, August 19.

Those who do pre-order will receive instant-grat tracks 'Action Cat' and 'No Shows', whilst the music video for the latter is also to premiere on the same day.

Exclusive album bundles will also be available through www.gerardway.com.

Gerard Way

“I wanted to make the small things sound big,” Way says. “My intention was to make 100 percent uncompromised art, using the currently least radio-friendly instrument, the guitar. I knew there would be lots of fuzz pedals. I knew I would play Fender instruments. I knew I would look at who my guitar heroes were in art school, Mary Timony and Carrie Brownstein, and I drew a lot of influence from shoe-gaze and Britpop. I want the record to sonically galvanize people.”

Tracks from 'Hesitant Alien' are to be performed at the Reading and Leeds Festival dates on August 22 and August 23, where he's to take on his first solo shows.

Track-listing for the album is as follows:

Action Cat
No Shows
Casting Shadows
Zero Zero
Drugstore Perfume
Get The Gang Together
How’s It Going To Be
Maya The Psychic

'Hesitant Alien' is released September 29 on Warner Bros. Records.

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