Loma Vista RecordingsMarilyn Manson’s new album Heaven Upside Down arrives on October 6. Speaking with NME, the Antichrist Superstar says the effort is the “most realized” of his catalog.
“My biggest and most fierce, certainly,” Manson says. “I had to really outdo myself.”
That fierceness is certainly felt in the lead single “We Know Where You F*****G Live,” but the second Heaven Upside Down track to be released, “KILL4ME,” has an almost pop feel to it. Manson would even call the song “romantic.”
“I wrote the lyrics almost as a poem,” he says. “I just simply said, ‘Would you kill for me?’ It was almost trying to make fun of the fact that I hate songs where people are whining and saying ‘I’d die for you.'”
“I think the whole record’s romantic,” Manson adds. “In a strange way.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Manson talks about the human skeletons that he owns — despite the fact that it’s illegal to do so — as well as his renewed friendship with Trent Reznor, and how he’d run for office “only if Johnny Depp is president and I’m the vice-president.”
“We’d set new holidays for sure. Johnny Depp Day, Marilyn Manson Day,” Manson says of his potential polices. “I wouldn’t live in the White House…it’s too white and too stupid-looking.”
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