Marilyn Manson huolissaan koronan vaikutuksista ihmisten mielenterveyteen: ”Olen itse kamppaillut näiden asioiden kanssa läpi elämäni”

– Rockfest 2018

Kauhurokkari Marilyn Manson on julkaisemassa 11. päivä syyskuuta ”We Are Chaos” -albumiaan. Manson kävi kertoilemassa Consequence Of Soundille albumistaan, ja samalla esille nousi korona ja sen mukanaan tuomat vaikutukset. Laulajan mielestä vanhemmat ihmiset ovat kokeneet kovempia vastoinkäymisiä sodista lamaan ja hän toivookin, että vallitsevan tilanteen myötä ihmiset oppisivat puhaltamaan enemmän yhteen hiileen. Hän kertoo myös olevansa huolissaan ihmisten mielenterveydestä, kun he joutuvat olemaan lukkojen takana ja toivoo, että hänen uusi albuminsa olisi joillekin avuksi pään kasassa pitämiselle.

”It’s somewhat terrifying to actually think about, in a way, that I suppose our parents and their parents have been through much harder tribulations and trials in life, from wars to financial depression and other illnesses that have destroyed many parts of the world and different countries, not just ours. For me, it’s a beam of hope that possibly if we all stopped concerning ourselves with focusing on negative elements of our culture, in general as Americans, we can try to come together as much as possible. I don’t mean to sound like John Lennon, just the concept that if any time, people of different cultures and different lifestyles and different ages and personalities and sex and race and whatever the case might be, even religion, now would be the time to … at least agree that we all need to try to save this together.

And if anything that I did on a record contributes to anyone’s personal mental health and happiness in some way, [that would be good], because I think that’s a concern that really worries me is that being locked up in a house for so long can really weigh on somebody’s mental health. And that’s something that I’ve struggled with throughout my life. And, coming from [someone with] a mother who had schizophrenia and things like that, that was undiagnosed for so many years, it’s gotta be really trying for people who can’t get the type of proper support and attention that they might need from their family or from healthcare people. I guess that’s about as political or possibly any type of intelligent response to that that I can offer, if that makes any sense, for me at least, as an observer and as a participant, as well.”

Päivittäiseen elämään korona ei laulajan osalta ole hirveästi vaikuttanut, sillä Manson kertoo, ettei juurikaan tahdo sosiaalistua normaalioloissakaan. Hän kuitenkin kaipaa esiintymistä ja on yrittänyt paikata tyhjiötä keskittymällä taiteeseen.

”Well, I think that it’s in some way fortunate for me as someone who has to live with this, like everyone else, that I don’t really like to go outside and socialize that much, aside from touring — that does leave a hole in my emotions because I’m so attached to it. I guess the routine of that, and plus the love for being able to sing and perform in front of people is missing. But I’ve really tried to focus on making more art.”

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