Marilyn Manson‘s latest single is a love song, Antichrist Superstar–style. The track, “Kill4Me,” opens with Manson asking to form a “blood pact” with his lover “to love and to fuck and to only see ourselves.” Later, amid throbbing synths and a disco beat, he romantically declares, “bloody noses are just like roses. … Would you kill, kill, kill for me?”
The song will appear on Manson’s upcoming LP, Heaven Upside Down, due out October 6th. Previously, the rocker released the buoyant, not-ready-for-radio track “We Know Where You Fucking Live” as well as a gritty video for the song that depicts nuns terrorizing suburbia. “What’s a nice place like this doing around people like us?” he asks in the song.
Last year, Manson told Rolling Stone the LP would be a departure from his 2015 LP The Pale Emperor. “The people who have heard the new songs said it reminded them of their favorite parts of Antichrist Superstar and Mechanical Animals – but with a new, different approach,” he said. “It’s pretty violent in its nature for some reason. And it’s not emotional in the same way. It’s got a chip on its shoulder. I enjoyed doing it. I can’t wait for people to hear it. I think they’re going to be quite surprised.”
Prior to the album’s release, Manson will embark on a North American tour. It kicks off September 27th in Silver Spring, Maryland and will wrap a few days before Halloween in Las Vegas. A few days later, Manson will appear on the Slipknot-curated day of Ozzfest Meets Knotfest on November 5th. He’ll head to Europe later in the month.