He’s been teasing it was coming for a while now but Marilyn Manson has finally revealed his forthcoming eleventh studio album’s title will be WE ARE CHAOS and its set for release on September 11th via Loma Vista.
Not one to give cheap thrills, he’s also dropped the title track as well which is certainly going to send tongues wagging for those of us who have been eagerly anticipating new music since the release of his last album Heaven Upside Down back in 2017.
The song itself is on the softer side, almost balladesque, but certainly has his unique (and creepy sounding) vocals all the way through, which hits you like a warm coffee and a cigarette in the morning. It’s welcoming, yet once you listen to the lyrics, you realise there’s a much deeper context about mental health that hits just as hard on the second spin!
On the forthcoming release, Manson says:
“When I listen to WE ARE CHAOS now, it seems like just yesterday or as if the world repeated itself, as it always does, making the title track and the stories seem as if we wrote them today. This was recorded to its completion without anyone hearing it until it was finished. There is most definitely a side A and side B in the traditional sense. But just like an LP, it is a flat circle and it’s up to the listener to put the last piece of the puzzle into the picture of songs.
This concept album is the mirror Shooter and I built for the listener – it’s the one we won’t stare into. There are so many rooms, closets, safes and drawers. But in the soul or your museum of memories, the worst are always the mirrors. Shards and slivers of ghosts haunted my hands when I wrote most of these lyrics.
Making this record, I had to think to myself: ‘Tame your crazy, stitch your suit. And try to pretend that you are not an animal’ but I knew that mankind is the worst of them all. Making mercy is like making murder. Tears are the human body’s largest export.”
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Marilyn Manson – WE ARE CHAOS tracklisting
1. RED BLACK AND BLUE
2. WE ARE CHAOS
3. DON’T CHASE THE DEAD
4. PAINT YOU WITH MY LOVE
5. HALF-WAY & ONE STEP FORWARD
6. INFINITE DARKNESS
8. KEEP MY HEAD TOGETHER
9. SOLVE COAGULA
10. BROKEN NEEDLE