Marilyn Manson has released his new single “Don’t Chase The Dead”. You can hear the thunderous new track below.
“Don’t Chase The Dead” is taken from Manson’s forthcoming new album We Are Chaos, which is out tomorrow, September 11, through Loma Vista Recordings. It’s the second track to have been previewed from the album, following the release of the title track in July.
We Are Chaos is the follow-up to Manson’s 2017 album Heaven Upside Down. Speaking about the making of the new record upon its announcement in July, Manson said that the album “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,” he added. “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.”
Asked in an interview published last week about the double-sided concept of We Are Chaos, Manson said: “Just like in a movie or a play, there’s three acts. And we were very particular about how we pieced it all together, but it was not difficult. There were no extra songs that we left off.”
Manson went on to elaborate further on We Are Chaos, explaining about how painting the album’s official artwork while “on my knees” had “spawned Side Two of the record, ‘Infinite Darkness’, because that’s what I called the painting. And that’s the second side of the record.”
He also explained how he’d been “forced to become more creative” during the making of We Are Chaos as he was staying in someone else’s home while his house was being renovated.
“It’s almost like when you’re limited to only using black and white and you don’t have the whole color palette, metaphorically with music, as well,” Manson said. “So I was kind of stripped-down, so I could only go with my notebook to Shooter’s [Jennings, co-producer] studio.”
We Are Chaos is out on September 11 and can be bought here.