- For the single see No Reflection (single)
|Song by Marilyn Manson|
|Released||March 13, 2012|
|Recorded||2009–January 2011 at Zane-a-Due in California|
|Genre||Industrial rock, alternative metal|
|Label||Hell, etc., Cooking Vinyl|
|Composer||Marilyn Manson, Twiggy, Chris Vrenna|
|Producer||Marilyn Manson, Chris Vrenna|
"No Reflection" is the second song on Marilyn Manson's eighth studio album, Born Villain. It was released over a month ahead of Born Villain as the album's first single, through Hell, etc. and Cooking Vinyl on March 13, 2012.
- "No Reflection" appears on Born Villain and No Reflection.
- A radio edit, premiered by KROQ on March 7, 2012, appears on No Reflection.
A music video directed by Lukas Ettlin, was released to promote the single. Manson stated in an interview with NOVA while touring Australia in early 2012 that the video would contain segments shot with "never before used technology" stating that he has a friend that "works for National Geographic". The music video will feature Roxane Mesquida who also featured in Dupieux's 2010 film Rubber which Manson stated was his favourite film to come out that year. On February 19, 2012 Mesquida posted a picture of a roasted bird on a platter with the caption "Shooting Marilyn Manson new music video :)". On April 4 at 12:00PM EST, the video for the radio edit of the song premiered on Marilyn Manson's VEVO YouTube channel and on the band's website.
During the filming of "No Reflection" video. Photo thanks to cinematographer Alan Lasky
The song received a positive review from Loudwire who gave it a 4/5 star rating. They said of the single "We could call 'No Reflection' a "comeback" single, since it's reminiscent of some of the Antichrist Superstar's best work." Loudwire also posted a "readers poll" where fans could rate the song. The song maintained strong popularity with the majority of fans voting favourably for the song and also adding dozens of positive comments. By the time Born Villain was released on April 25, only 4.65% of fans voted unfavourably for the lead single. Fans also received the song very well on YouTube. In the music video's first week online, it received over 1,300.000 views and minimal dislikes. The song received thousands of positive comments from the Marilyn Manson fan base, with a general consensus that the song was better than the material of more recent albums.
Crushing Cheating Changing Am I deaf or dead? Is this constricting construction, or just streets with rusty signs, of something violent coming? This will hurt you worse than me. I'm weak, 7 days i'm weak. Don't run from me. I won't bother counting 1, 2, 3... I don't know which me that I love I've got no reflection I don't know which me that I love I've got no reflection I can show myself how to make a noose. A gun's cliche, and a razor too. I'm not a death-trip vacation vacant station, made of scars and filled with my old wounds. This will hurt you worse than me. I'm weak, 7 days i'm weak. Don't run from me. I won't bother counting 1, 2, 3... I don't know which me that I love I've got no reflection I don't know which me that I love I've got no reflection You... you don't even want to know what I'm gonna do to you you don't even want to know what I'm gonna do to you I don't know which me that I love I've got no reflection I don't know which me that I love I've got no reflection no reflection no reflection I've got no reflection
- "No Reflection" is most likely the song LA Weekly discussed in their short review of Born Villain; a song with "an extremely catchy chorus, that would likely do the KROQ rounds." "No Reflection" was played on American radio station KROQ a day before the single was released.
- "No Reflection" was first performed live on April 11, 2012 at the annual Golden Gods Awards.
- The cover of the single features the i-Ching lettering prominent during the Born Villain era.
- Marilyn Manson Discusses The New Music Video, Feb. 2012, Marilyn Manson's Interview On NOVA.
- Roxane Mesquida On The Set Of 'No Reflection', 19th Feb. 2012, Roxane Mesquida's Twitter.
- Loudwire 'No Reflection' Review, 8th March, 2012, Loudwire's review of "No Reflection".
- Loudwire 'No Reflection' Reader's Poll, 10th March, 2012, Loudwire's reader's poll for "No Reflection".
- 'No Reflection' On YouTube, 10th March, 2012, 'No Reflection' on Cooking Vinyl's YouTube Channel.