Ray Toro (Formally of My Chemical Romance) Releases “For the Lost and Brave”


By now everyone has heard the heart-wrenching story of Leelah Alcorn, the transgender teen who ended her own life tragically after being unable to attain acceptance from her parents.

Ray Toro, since the end of My Chemical Romance, has been preparing to unleash his new music onto the world, and now with the timing of this tragic event, has released his first solo song, entitled “For the Lost and Brave.”

The song is absolutely beautiful, and at the same time, fun and energetic. It begins almost as an 80s hair metal band that needed a ballad would start a song; really sweet and dripping piano lines, accompanied by Toro’s vocals giving assurance and comfort to those that need someone. It’s really freaking good.

Toro, in a blogpost, spoke about the song and his decision to release it.

“I wrote this song about a year ago, waiting to release it on my record when it was complete. There have been many times that I’ve almost put it out, but have always found a reason to hold it back. But lately there seems to be so much hate and misunderstanding in this world.

As I’m sure many of you felt after reading the news of young Leelah Alcorn taking her own life, my heart sank. I felt sick. Yet another young life gone because of not being heard, not being understood, and not being unconditionally loved for who they truly were. After hearing her story, and reading her final Tumblr post, I finally felt it was time to share this song.

It is time we learn to accept each other for who we truly are. Being seen, heard, and truly loved as our authentic selves is something we all want, and something we all deserve.

For The Lost And Brave.”

Check the song out below, and let us know what you think.

Corey From

Corey From, from Kansas City, MO, when not thinking about or listening to music, obsessively thinks about Royals baseball, a platter of ribs (or BBQ in general) and cold beer. Nothing special really.
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