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 - Black Holes and Revelations - UK - vinyl LP - £19.99, $23.99, €23.19 (New Item) (arrived 15-Nov-2022 12:16)on November 30, 2022 at 10:08 am
MUSE Black Holes and Revelations (2015 UK 11-track vinyl LP, with picture sleeve and lyric inner. Fourth studio album by English alternative rock band originally released in 2006, including Supermassive Black Hole, Starlight, Knights of Cydonia, Invincible and Map of the Problematique. The sleeve displays only light wear, the inner has a couple of small splits, whilst the vinyl has little evidence of play, overall an Excellent example)
- Muse - Will Of The People - Sealed - UK - CD album - £9.99, $11.99, €11.59 (New Item) (arrived 14-Sep-2022 15:11)on November 30, 2022 at 10:08 am
MUSE Will Of The People (2022 UK 10-track CD issue of their self-produced ninth studio album, including the singles Won't Stand Down, Compliance, Kill Or Be Killed, You Make MeFeel Like It's Halloween and the title track. The disc is UNPLAYED within the sealed & title-stickered gateford card picture sleeve)
- Muse - Deadstar / In Your World - Japanese - CD single - £25.00, $30.00, €29.00 (New Item) (arrived 11-May-2022 11:51)on November 30, 2022 at 10:08 am
MUSE Dead Star / In Your World (2003 Japanese exclusive 5-track CD EP featuring a cover version of 'Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You' plus two live recordings, lyric booklet picture sleeve with Japanese insert & obi-strip)
- Muse - The Resistance Tour 2009 - UK - tour programme - £15.00, $18.00, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 26-May-2022 08:46)on November 30, 2022 at 10:08 am
MUSE 2009 The Resistance Tour (2009 UK 40-page 12" x 12" tour programme printed on heavy, textured stock - A fantastic accompaniment to the extravagent live shows, supporting the band's fifth studio album. This excellent programmes features superb colour and black & white images of the band [both posed and live shots] presented alongside an interview about the album and tour; tour dates and crew lists. The centre of the programme features a great collection of intact postcards of theband members and stickers of the album artwork. Complete with a fantastic die-cut cover, the programme remains in near 'as new' condition)
- Muse - The 2nd Law - UK - tour programme - £15.00, $18.00, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 26-May-2022 08:47)on November 30, 2022 at 10:08 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)