Marilyn Manson will release his eleventh studio album, “We Are Chaos”, on September 11 via Loma Vista Recordings. Produced by Grammy Award winner Shooter Jennings (Brandi Carlile, Tanya Tucker) and Manson, the ten-track album was written, recorded, and finished prior to the COVOD-19 pandemic hit. Listen to the title track and lead single, the dark folk and Americana-influenced “We Are Chaos”, released today along with a video is directed, photographed, and edited by Matt Mahurin (Metallica, Alice In Chains).
Manson’s painting Infinite Darkness, which can be seen on the album cover, was specifically created to accompany the music. His fine art paintings continue to be shown all over the world, including gallery and museum exhibitions from Miami to Vienna to Moscow.
Manson says of the album: “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.”
Pre-order the album here: https://marilynmanson.lomavistarecordings.com/
“We Are Chaos” track listing:
- Red Black And Blue
- We Are Chaos
- Don’t Chase The Dead
- Paint You With My Love
- Half-Way & One Step Forward
- Infinite Darkness
- Keep My Head Together
- Solve Coagula
- Broken Needle