The folks behind Salem have turned to a very logical person to provide a creepy song for their witch drama: Marilyn Manson. (Sure, Stevie Nicks wouldn’t have a bad choice either, but then again, she’s aligned with a different coven, American Horror Story.) The shock rocker’s new tune “Cupid Carries a Gun” can be heard this Sunday as part of the new opening titles for WGN America’s 17th-century-set drama about the Salem witch trials.
“Cupid Carries a Gun” was the final track finished for Manson’s new album, and Salem composer Tyler Bates, who worked on the album with Manson and co-wrote the song, thought it was a fit for the show, which premiered last weekend. Apparently, the singer agreed. “The occult and witchcraft is so often used in cinema with a heinous disregard for even researching its origins,” says Manson. “However, I liked the themes of Salem. It looks at the witch trials without being cliche like most modern films.”
You can preview the title sequence and experience some haunting Manson melodies in the video below.