Marilyn Manson has shared “Third Day of a Seven Day Binge,” the equally catchy and depressing first song from his upcoming record, which is slated to come out in early 2015. The post-punkish track finds the goth-metal singer ruminating on a relationship gone sour amidst jangling guitars and his own haunting “mmmm” backup vocals. The song is available as a free download, in exchange for an email address, on his website.
In the years since Manson released his last album, 2012’s Born Villain – which contained the single “No Reflection” and featured a bonus-track cover of Carly Simon‘s “You’re So Vain” with Johnny Depp on guitar – the singer has been most visible as an actor. Earlier this year, Manson made an appearance as a white supremacist named Ron Tully on Sons of Anarchy. Last year, he lent his distinctive voice to the character of Shadow on ABC’s Once Upon a Time. And in 2012, the vocalist appeared on Californication as himself, or at least playing up the most drug-loving and fun-loving aspects of himself. He’s also made appearances on Eastbound and Down and Wrong Cops in recent years and contributed the song “Cupid Carries a Gun” to the series Salem.
“Sons has been such a big part of my life, as well as my father’s,” Manson said in May about his Sons of Anarchy appearance. “So I was determined to make him proud by being involved in what will probably be remembered as the most amazing piece of television cinema. After all, the very heart of SOA is about that relationship. So, now all I need is a motorcycle.”
Additionally, Manson appeared as a model in ads for Saint Laurent in 2013. And on the music front, he offered up his and Depp’s cover of “You’re So Vain” to the compilation West of Memphis: Voices for Justice, which accompanied a documentary about the West Memphis Three.