Marilyn Manson has announced a new album titled WE ARE CHAOS. The LP, which is co-produced by Manson and Shooter Jennings, arrives September 11 via Loma Vista. Manson has also shared a music video for the title track, which was directed, photographed, and edited by Matt Mahurin. That’s it below.
“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,” Manson said of the new album in a press release. He continued:
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.
WE ARE CHAOS marks Manson’s 11th studio album. His last LP was 2017’s Heaven Upside Down. The cover art for WE ARE CHAOS was painted by Manson.
Read Pitchfork’s “The Story of Goth in 33 Songs.”
WE ARE CHAOS:
01 RED BLACK AND BLUE
02 WE ARE CHAOS
03 DON’T CHASE THE DEAD
04 PAINT YOU WITH MY LOVE
05 HALF-WAY & ONE STEP FORWARD
06 INFINITE DARKNESS
08 KEEP MY HEAD TOGETHER
09 SOLVE COAGULA
10 BROKEN NEEDLE
Originally Appeared on Pitchfork