One of the year’s biggest disappointments was when February 14th came and went without a new Marilyn Manson album. You see, the shock-rocker had previously announced his next album, Say10, for release on this date, only nothing came of it. But good things come to those who wait.
Manson took to social media today with a tease: “6:19. The time has come.”
Obviously a Biblical reference, this is also June 19th, which is a Friday. So, after a short delay, it looks like Manson’s latest collaboration with composer Tyler Bates is coming in just under three months.
Back in November, Manson premiered a short clip from the first music video, “Say10”, which displayed a shocking Donald Trump beheading. It was filmed by famed photographer and Final Girls director Tyler Shields.
Talking with The Daily Beast last February, Manson explained:
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. 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.
Say10 follows 2015’s The Pale Emperor (review).