No one is immune to the inspirational power of Rihanna. No one. So, when our favourite goth fuckboy Marilyn Manson said that his new album was inspired by Riri, we were not surprised at all. Manson just shared the first track off his upcoming record Heaven Upside Down — a delightful ditty called We Know Where You Fucking Live — and sat down with Consequence of Sound to share some important info about the album.
“Strangely enough, one of the records that influenced this album strongly, and it can’t be taken literally, is Rihanna, her last record,” he revealed. “That one song, ‘Love On The Brain’, it really hit me because I saw her perform it and she just… meant it.”
Manson went on to talk about why rappers like him and why he likes Lil Uzi Vert.
“I think that’s maybe what rappers like about me. They see it as being sincere and real, and I think thats a part of rap culture, as it was a part of punk rock and real rock or whatever you wanna call anything,” he said. “You can tell when something is being forced and trying to be something it isn’t. It’s not about how many tattoos you have or if you say fuck enough in a song, it’s in the way you say it. It’s the way you live your life.”
“I think that if I had to pick what Lil Uzi Vert should be, if he’s involved in rock, it’s an early Bad Brains or Faith No More, but with a catchier element. I think he has punk rock in him. He’s a lil crazy motherfucker. And good. Smart as fuck. He has an attitude like I did, and I like that about him.”
Manson also revealed that he’s going to be working on Lil Uzi’s next album.
“He wants to do a rock album next, and I would love to see that happen because I think that he could make a new thing,” he explained. “Not some rock/rap type of thing, something special and new that I think needs to be created just to fuck the world up more.”
Great to know that deep down you’re just as much of a fanboy as us, Marilyn.
Check out the first track off Heaven Upside Down below.
Heaven Upside Down is due out on October 6.
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