“Cupid Carries a Gun” is the latest song from Marilyn Manson’s forthcoming LP, The Pale Emperor.
Like the other songs on The Pale Emperor, Manson co-wrote the tune with Tyler Bates.
“Manson and I wrote a draft of ‘Cupid Carries a Gun’ shortly before I began working on the score for Salem,” Bates told The Hollywood Reporter last year. “A couple weeks later I saw the title sequence and the song immediately came to mind. I showed it to Manson for fun more than anything, and it inspired us to finish the song that night.”
“The song ‘Cupid Carries a Gun’ was the last track we just finished for my new album,” Manson said to THR at the time. “The occult and witchcraft [are] so often used in cinema with a heinous disregard for even researching its origins. However, I liked the themes of Salem. It looks at the witch trials without being cliché like most modern films.”