Monday, August 20th 2012
Is this the best Muse song ever written? Frontman Matt Bellamy thinks so. Decide for yourself below, with a listen of the first official single off of the new Muse record The 2nd Law:
“I wrote that song having a fight with my girlfriend,” Bellamy admitted an interview with KROQ in L.A. “Nothing particularly over the top but just having one of those moments where she leaves you for the day to think about it. I rarely write songs that catharticly. All I had was a drum machine and a synthesizer so I just put this very minimal thing together.
“I wasn’t quite sure it would work with the band but when we started the album I showed it to Dom and Chris and they loved it. They sort of took it to another level by adding these extra parts at the end and it became a much bigger song. It’s a real surprise song for this album. It’s probably my favorite song that I’ve ever written.”
The sweet sounds of Optimus Prime swimming underwater with some future-tech digi-nymphs is actually pretty listenable, all things considered. Don’t fight it.