Muse have begun work on a new, more guitar-focussed album.
Really, Muse had little excuse. Whilst some bands are justified in pulling that old cliché about ‘there was always a dance element in our music’ the prog-tastic trio had little in common with spaces such as Fabric or FWD.
Yet 2012’s ‘The2nd Law’ saw the three piece swapping inter-galactic riffery for Skrillex inspired dubstep. Naysayers had a field day, while both fans and critics were – to put it mildly – a little confused.
Working on a follow up, Muse have indicated that a return to a rock-focused, guitar-based sound is imminent. "The last two albums, we sort of veered away from our instruments a little bit," Matt Bellamy told Radio.com. (via NME) "We sort of focused on things like synthesisers, drum machines and various electronics and stuff. I kind of feel like on this next album, we’re going to veer back towards musicianship again and focusing on our own instruments: guitar, bass and drums. It’s probably going to be a bit of a rawer album, and definitely a bit more rock, I’d say."
"The main focus is we’re gonna record a bunch of music, probably a conceptual album of some kind, so it probably will be album length".
The frontman also explained that an inventive release plan could be in the works. "How we release it is up for debate. The industry is moving so fast, you don’t really know… I don’t think we’ll be ready to put another album out until early 2015 or something, and I think around that time we’ll just look at what’s going on and make a judgement in the moment rather than thinking ahead, because things are changing so quickly."
Muse are set to release new concert film ‘Muse – Live At Rome Olympic Stadium’ on December 2nd.
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