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 - Uno - UK - CD single - £24.99, $31.49, €29.24 (New Item) (arrived 21-Nov-2023 14:54)on December 8, 2023 at 3:27 pm
MUSE Uno (Scarce original 1999 UK 3-track MiniMax CD single taken from the acclaimed debut Showbiz album, also including Jimmy Kane and Forced In. The disc comes issued in a slimline jewel case with picture sleeve inlay MUSH50CDS)
- Muse - Uno - UK - CD single - Promo - £25.00, $31.50, €29.25 (New Item) (arrived 21-Nov-2023 14:51)on December 8, 2023 at 3:27 pm
MUSE Uno (Scarce 1999 UK 4-track promotional-only MiniMax CD, also featuring Jimmy Kane, Forced In and Agitated, clear plastic tray and custom printed clear PVC slipcase with plug-in company stickers MUSE1)
- Muse - Muscle Museum EP - 1st issue - UK - CD single - £250.00, $315.00, €292.50 (New Item) (arrived 21-Nov-2023 13:52)on December 8, 2023 at 3:27 pm
MUSE Muscle Museum EP (Very Rare 1998 UK Dangerous Records first issue 6-track CD EP including Sober, Uno, Unintended, Instant Messenger & Muscle Museum #2, housed in the jewel case with the fold-out picture sleeve inlay and a promotional sticker to the reverse. A superb early Muse release showing the potential that got them signed to a major label! DREXCDEP104)
- Muse - Will Of The People - Red Vinyl - UK - vinyl LP - £19.99, $25.19, €23.39 (New Item) (arrived 09-Oct-2023 09:38)on December 8, 2023 at 3:27 pm
MUSE Will Of The People (2022 UK Amazon Exclusive limited edition 10-track LP pressed on RED VINYL - their ninth studio album, including the singles Won't Stand Down, Compliance and Kill Or Be Killed. Housed in picture sleeve with picture/lyric inner. The sleeve has a slight corner crease, otherwise the sleeve is excellent and the vinyl is near as new)
- Muse - Will Of The People - Cream Vinyl - German - vinyl LP - £24.99, $31.49, €29.24 (New Item) (arrived 31-Mar-2023 17:38)on December 8, 2023 at 3:27 pm
MUSE Will Of The People (2022 German limited edition 10-track LP pressed on CREAM VINYL, their ninth studio album including the singles Won't Stand Down, Compliance and Kill Or Be Killed. Housed in a picture sleeve with illustrated lyric inner. Although not sealed, this example remains in a 'near mint' condition)