Watch Marilyn Manson’s Nightmarish Music Video for the Dystopian Anthem ‘We Are Chaos’; New Manson Album Announced (Out 9/11)

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Marilyn Manson premiered a new song and music video on Wednesday, but “We Are Chaos” may throw you for a bit of a loop.

Musically, it’s not an incendiary, in-your-face blast of aggression of the type we’ve come to expect from the man born Brian Warner.

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“We Are Chaos” is a more midtempo number, Manson’s lyrics taking full spotlight as he casts a soundtrack for the apocalypse:

In the end we all end up in a garbage dump
But I’ll be the one that’s holding your hand

We are sick, fucked up and complicated
We are chaos, we can’t be cured
We are sick, fucked up and complicated
We are chaos, we can’t be cured

The song’s music video matches its lyrical tone — to nightmarish effects, as directed, photographed and edited by Matt Mahurin:

The We Are Chaos album, which was written and produced by Manson and Shooter Jennings, will be released on Sept. 11 via Concord Records, and will be the 11th Marilyn Manson studio album to date, following 2017’s Heaven Upside Down. The new album was completed before the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the musician.

Said Manson in a statement about the new record:

“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.”

The album’s track listing:

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
7. Perfume
8. Keep My Head Together
9. Solve Coagula
10. Broken Needle


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