Not long ago, we learned Marilyn Manson's 10th album will be appropriately titled Say10. Now, on Election Day 2016, we've got a brief video for the title track, or at least a portion of it. It's gorily NSFW, but not until the final moments, when we see a decapitated Donald Trump stand-in lying in a puddle of blood. In a blink-and-miss-it flash, Manson stands above the corpse of the Republican presidential candidate's body with a bloody knife and a blonde head in hand. (Before that, it's just creepy Manson-stares and Bible-tearing. The 47-year-old ur-goth has short black hair in his current form.)
"Either way tomorrow goes, the visuals are meant to create contemplation," Manson tells The Daily Beast. "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.” He adds that with the current batshit-crazy political and societal climate, 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."
Lyrics that pop out in the 1:15-long clip include "cash is the poor man's money" and "you say God and I say Satan." Manson previously called his Pale Emperor follow-up LP "pretty violent" and potentially reminsicent of Antichrist Superstar and Mechanical Animals. “I don’t think that, as an artist, I can make as much of a difference voting," he tells The Daily Beast, "as I can [with] the commentaries I make in music on my next record, Say10."