Muse have shared an animated sci-fi video for the title track of their forthcoming Will Of The People album, depicting an uprising in a dystopian future.
Speaking of the album title track, which the band’s ‘people’ describe as “an electric anthem that showcases the band’s prowess for storytelling and sonic-scene-creation” and we say sounds like a more berserk, glam rock-and-conspiracy theory-influenced re-imagining of Marilyn Manson’s Beautiful People, Matt Bellamy says, “Will of the People is [a] fictional story set in a fictional metaverse on a fictional planet ruled by a fictional authoritarian state run by a fictional algorithm manifested by a fictional data centre running a fictional bank printing a fictional currency controlling a fictional population occupying a fictional city containing a fictional apartment where a fictional man woke up one day and thought, ‘Fuck this.’” Everyone got that? Cool, cool.
Scheduled to arrive on August 26 via Warner Records, Will Of The People, Muse’s ninth studio album has been described by Matt Bellamy as “a greatest hits album – of new songs”.
In conversation with The Big Issue, he explains how the forthcoming record was conceived in response to their label’s request for a ‘best of’ compilation.
“We were reaching that point where there was talk about maybe doing a greatest hits album, and we weren’t really in favour of doing that,” the frontman says. “So it’s almost like we’ve made a record that is a greatest hits album – of new songs.
“That means this album might have a metal track on it – and it’s like, the best metal track we’ve ever done. Or there’s a sort of soft ballad, love song and it’s probably the best ballad love song we’ve ever done, and so on.
“It’s a montage of the best of Muse. It’s a new take on all of those types of genres that we’ve touched on in the past.”
The group have also announced a short series of theatre shows to follow the album release.
Matt Bellamy explains: “We had such a good time at our recent charity shows at the Apollo in London last month we wanted to play some of these types of smaller theatres that we hadn’t played for a long time in the U.S and Europe before we head out on tour in 2023.”
The trio will appear at:
Oct 04: Los Angeles The Wiltern, CA, US
Oct 11: Chicago The Riviera Theatre, IL, US
Oct 14: Toronto The History, Canada
Oct 16: New York The Beacon Theatre, NY, US
Oct 23: Amsterdam Royal Theatre Carre, Netherlands
Oct 25: Paris Salle Pleyel, France
Oct 26: Milan Alcatraz, Italy
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- Muse - The 2nd Law: 2020 Issue - 180gram Vinyl - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £24.99, $30.24, €28.99 (New Item) (arrived 20-Jun-2022 16:38)on June 30, 2022 at 11:04 am
MUSE The 2nd Law (2020 UK/EU limited edition 13-track double vinyl LP reissues ofill their 2012 sixth studio album, including Survival, Madness, Follow Me, Supremacy and Panic Station. Both vinyl discs look barely played housed in the glossy gatefold picture sleeve complete with the illustrated inners and individual lyric inserts)
- Muse - The 2nd Law + Programme & Mailer - UK - box set - £125.00, $151.25, €145.00 (New Item) (arrived 13-Jun-2022 15:09)on June 30, 2022 at 11:04 am
MUSE The 2nd Law (2012 UK Deluxe Edition 4-disc MULTI-FORMAT boxset including the 13-track album pressed on CD and TWO HEAVYWEIGHT VINYL LPS plus a Bonus DVD featuring a making-of filmand a 7 minute Bonus Feature. All 4 discs come housed inside a fantastic heat sensitive two-piece black boxset complete with a hard-back lyric book [which also holds the CD & DVD] and 3 Bonus Art Prints which are embossed with their logo, and bonus programme from the tour. This example remains in a 'near as new' condition still in the original brown outer box and withing the original card mailer!)
- Muse - The Resistance - Numbered - UK - box set - £125.00, $151.25, €145.00 (New Item) (arrived 13-Jun-2022 14:57)on June 30, 2022 at 11:04 am
MUSE The Resistance (Scarce 2009 UK Deluxe Edition 4-disc Multi-Format set comprising the 11-track album on CD and double vinyl featuring the singles Uprising, Undisclosed Desires and Resistance plus a DVD containing making-of the albumfootage. All housed inside a deluxe embossed box complete a USB memory stick and limited edition print, and bonus tour programme. This set was an sold through the bands own webstore, limited to 5000 numbered copies, thisis numbered 0197, and remains in a 'near as new' condition still in the original brown card mailer!)
- Muse - Drones - 180 Gram Red Vinyl + CD & DVD - Sealed - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £125.00, $151.25, €145.00 (New Item) (arrived 13-Jun-2022 14:47)on June 30, 2022 at 11:04 am
MUSE Drones (Rare 2015 UK limited edition 12-track double LP pressed on 180 Gram Heavyweight Red Vinyl, manufactured in the EU for the UK and European markets. The seventh studio album from the English rockband including the singles Dead Inside and Mercy. This edition was only available through the bands official webstore and includes the album on Compact Disc, with bonus DVD, and two exclusive lithograph art prints, along with two printed inners within a tri-fold picture sleeve. This example also includes the thin belly belly band, and remains factory sealed from new, still in the original brown card mailer!)
- Muse - The 2nd Law - UK - tour programme - £15.00, $18.15, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 26-May-2022 08:47)on June 30, 2022 at 11:04 am
MUSE The 2nd Law (Official 2012 UK 40-page 11.5" x 11.5" high quality tour programme featuring tour dates, quotes, Q&As and lots of great images of the band, includes the complete set of unused stickers and postcards in the centre. Complete withthe superb cover with embossed silver metallic 'Muse' logos and black tour name on the front)