Marilyn Manson, the iconic metal vocalist, actor, and visual artist, has talked about his new album, ‘We Are Chaos,’ and cleared the air about the last sentence on the album, which fueled the rumors that he’s going to retire soon.
The successful musician Marilyn Manson has released his 11th studio album, ‘We Are Chaos,’ on September 11. He has primarily returned to the industry with the music video of the title track of the album on July 29, 2020.
After that, Manson surprised his fans with another new music video. He released the official video of the song, ‘Don’t Chase The Dead,’ directed by Travis Shinna, a short time ago on YouTube.
In addition to the ongoing projects about the album, Marilyn Manson has given interviews to various sources to promote his latest music. During a conversation with Zane Lowe, he explained the meaning of the controversial last sentence of his album.
As you know, at the end of the last track, ‘Broken Needle,’ Manson says that he will never ever play you again. Based on these lyrics, lots of his fans have been wondering if he really means it and feared that he’s going to retire after this album.
Admitted that he made a bit of a play on words, Marilyn Manson said that he is comparing a relationship to an LP in a sense, and putting it away, not wanting to hear that memory again. Mentioning the bully culture we live in right now, Marilyn added he believes we just need to move past all that.
Here is what Marilyn Manson said when asked the meaning of the last sentence on his album:
“‘I’ll never, ever play you again.’ It’ a bit of a play on words, comparing a relationship to an LP in a sense, and putting it away and not wanting to hear that memory again.
So, I just started thinking about that for at least a year and a half before the pandemic happened, that it was about evaluating my own mental health and what I wanted to say – not knowing what would come but the idea of sometimes there’s things that have happened in the past, you have to forget about who you were, think about who you want to be.
Not to sound like a motivational speaker, but just thinking about the past, you know – were there sad points? Were there strong points, what did you feel? No one’s ever had an idyllic upbringing – we wouldn’t be having this conversation right now, it would be boring.”
“It’s almost the sense of all of the kids in school, at least for my opinion, the ones that get picked on had to try harder to be creative, so once they had everything handed to them, they didn’t try harder and they end up being the bullies.
And we’re in a bully culture, where it’s like names and blames, and we just need to move past all that.
But a lot of that was going through my head, I wrote that song and on the LP itself, it just stays. It gets stuck on that last song until you take the needle off, so it continuously plays in perpetuity until you remove it.”
You can check out the rest of the interview below.