Muse Go ‘Dubstep’ For New Album?
Although epic orchestral introduction and interludes, soaring strings and choral voices are the big big sound you would always associate with Muse, the band have rarely strayed too far into the world of the electronic – until now. A trailer for their new album ‘The 2nd Law’ hit the internet recently, and caused quite a stir with Muse purists, who didn’t seem to like the dubstep influence that features in the second half of the trailer:
Of course, it’s really a bit too early to be speculating. The album isn’t released until September, and this trailer is the only thing that offers any sneak into what it will be like so far. Muse’s last album The Resistance was released in 2009, and the band took some time away from the studio to spend with their growing families – Matt with partner Kate Hudson and their son Bingham, and Chris Wolstenholme with his wife Kelly and their six children.
At that time, bassist Chris told Kerrang! magazine: “We wanted to go home every night and spend the evening with the kids” Chris told Kerrang! magazine. “The plan was always get into the studio and start writing and see what happens. I don’t think there’s any master plan, we just put out heads together and see where it takes us.”
“The band feel like we are drawing a line under a certain period of what we’ve done in our career, it feels like it’s time to move on and do something radically different”
Seems like that new direction may have led them directly into the heart of Skrillex-esque heavy bass music!