Last week, Muse’s Matt Bellamy revealed some exciting information about Muse’s next album. In a brief Twitter Q&A, Matt confirmed that the new album will be out by summer 2015 and that it will “get heavy.” That’s great news for fans that love their heavier songs, like “Stockholm Syndrome” from their third album, Absolution.
Here’s what Matt had to say to his eager fans:
@Cylux yes, going well. We hope to have it ready for next summer.
— Matt Bellamy (@MattBellamy) July 21, 2014
It sounds like Muse is staying true to what Matt revealed to Rolling Stone last December. At the time, he had this to say about the follow-up to The 2nd Law:
Yeah. It’s interesting because the writing pretty much began the next day after the Rome show. I’ve got a pretty good picture of what I’d like the next album to be like. It’s the come-down and the sort of waking up the next day being like, “What the fuck? What the fuck? That was crazy.”
In some ways, the band has gone on this pretty insane journey since we formed as teenagers. Back then, we weren’t very outgoing on stage. We were very sort of off to ourselves, hiding behind the music. In some ways, the Rome gig almost represents a complete upside-down journey of personality from where we started. I want to bring it back to just being about the music that we are playing, about the instruments, the guitar, the bass, the drums and these personalities.
I have this strong feeling that the next album should be something that really does strip away the additional things that we’ve experimented with on the last two albums, which is electronics, symphonics and orchestral work and all that kind of stuff. I kind of feel like it will be nice to reconnect and remind ourselves of just the basics of who we are.
He also added:
The idea is. . . I mean, it’s early because we haven’t made the album yet. I have to put a disclaimer here and say that whatever I say now is likely to be contradicted when I go into the studio. But if I was to predict now, as I said, we definitely want to get more expressive and a bit more about the musicianship of the band and the instruments that we play and who we are and make sure that is the prominent sound of the next album.
In other words, again, I want to strip away the electronics and the orchestral elements and so on.
From the sound of last week’s impromptu Twitter Q&A, Matt is still aiming for a stripped down album that returns Muse to their roots: Guitar, bass, and drums heavy rock without so much of the extra electronic layers.
The new album – Muse’s 7th! – is still a ways off at this point. They’re still in the early stages of writing and recording, and they usually take their time to make sure the finished product is perfect. But by this time next year, we should be hearing Muse’s 7th studio album for the first time. We know it will be worth the wait!
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