Marilyn Manson likes to make you feel uncomfortable with his music and videos. He recruited surrealist artist, Bart Hess, for his new music video for "Deep Six," the second single off the shock rocker's upcoming album, The Pale Emperor. The focal point of the video is a black tube that devours bodies and even sports Manson's devilish face for awhile.
As Rolling Stone notes, it's not one of Manson's craziest videos, but it still gives you the creeps. In a good way though. The tune is definitely one of the singer's more danceable numbers. I don't think anyone expected a gothic dance party for the visual. "You wanna know what Zeus said to Narcissus / You better watch yourself," he sings in the clip below. That's good stuff.
Hess is no stranger to catering to artist's weird needs. He was the mastermind behind the "slime outfit" in Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" video. According to his website, he has a "fascination for the human body and the manipulation of it." That really shows in the clip.
The Pale Emperor, out Jan. 20, will be Manson's ninth studio effort. "Deep Six" is preceded by another shock rock gem titled "Third Day of a Seven Day Binge." The singer spoke to Kerrang! in January about the new material.
"There's a considerable body of work that I'm in the process of completing. It's very cinematic," he said. "The redneck in me comes out in my voice, and it's got some old blues mixed with the very hard elements. I want to retain what I think is good about the past, what music I did and who I am. It's not about being pissed about the world - it's about realizing someone has to fuck things up. If there's no chaos, things are just linear. There always has to be someone who wrecks the game plan that everybody has."