The shock-rocker releases tenth album ‘Say10’ next February and has released a clip for its title-track to coincide with the US Presidential election.
“As an artist my duty is to ask the questions. The viewer must answer them,” Manson told The Daily Beast. “Either way tomorrow goes, the visuals are meant to create contemplation. Because it’s obviously bigger than just tomorrow. It’s about the desperate acts of people who believe something that is preached by an unbeliever.”
“Right now we’re in such a state of confusion when it comes to religion, politics, sexuality, and how they all tie together, and it’s being turned into a circus and a sideshow – and that’s something that I’ve been described as a ringleader of,” Manson added. “It seems like a time for me as an artist, and as an American artist, to make something that causes a new set of questions to arise that aren’t simply statements.”
“Cash is the poor man’s money,” Manson sings in the clip, before murdering a man who closely resembles the Republican candidate. Watch below.
Earlier this year, Manson said that he wouldn’t be voting in the US election because it would be like choosing between “cat shit and dog shit”.
Manson recently said that his new album ‘Say10’ will be totally unexpected for people who think he’ll continue with the style of his most recent album ‘The Pale Emperor’.
‘Say10’ will be released on February 14 next year, and Manson says it will be more in the vein of his early albums ‘Antichrist Superstar’ and ‘Mechanical Animals’.
Manson told Dazed Digital: “It is, I would say, the last thing people would expect after hearing ‘The Pale Emperor’. Coming from the people who I’ve played it to, it’s a combination of ‘Antichrist Superstar’ and ‘Mechanical Animals’ in feeling.”
Manson added: “It wasn’t my intent to go backwards. Everything goes in a full circle and it just becomes, without cannibalising work from the past, the same thing: which is ultimately you. I’m a little over-anxious to release it, so it was done very quickly, but it’s by far the most thematic and over-complicated thing that I’ve done. In a way, it’s deceptively delightful to strangers. It’s like the old saying that the devil’s greatest secret is that people don’t believe he exists.”