Marilyn Manson has announced his 11th studio album and gave fans a preview with the music video for his new single “We Are Chaos.”
The 10-song album, titled We Are Chaos, is due out on September 11 and was completed prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“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 in a statement.
“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.”
The record was produced by Shooter Jennings and was made as a concept album.
“This concept album is the mirror Shooter and I built for the listener — it’s the one we won’t stare into,” Manson said.
“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.”
The music video was directed by Matt Mahurin, who has worked with artists such as Metallica, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, and U2.