On 'The 2nd Law'...

Muse have admitted that American dubstep producer Skrillex is an influence on their new album.

It's been one of the year's more controversial new directions. Muse completed work on their new album, and decided to post a trailer for 'The 2nd Law' online. The reaction was stunning. Seeming to point towards a bro-step influence, fans were passionately divided over the merits of the new material.

Now Muse have given a new interview in which they expand on those dubstep influences. "We went to see Skrillex in Camden around October," drummer Dom Howard told the NME.

"We went, 'Fuck, it's so heavy,' loved it. I was like a full metal gig, they had circles of death, people were moshing, I hadn't seen a reaction like that to electronic music before. We took inspiration and came up with 'The 2nd Law: Unsustainable'."

"Some of that hard dubstep and brostep coming from America, is capturing the imagination," singer Matt Bellamy added.

"The moshpit has moved from guitars and gone towards the laptop, so with that song we're trying to see if we can challenge the laptop. We created something that was dubsteppy but we wanted to see if we could do it with real instruments. We wanted to ask, 'Can rock bands compete with what these guys are doing?'"

'The 2nd Law' will be released on September 17th.

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