Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Muse - The 2nd Law

Fasten your seat-belts please, Muse lovers. It's official. Matt Bellamy and friends are going to release their next studio EP on September, the 17th. The title? The 2nd Law.

Don't ask me about the meaning of this title. I just discovered the artwork of the EP and find it kinda artistic and disquieting at the same time. You can see it at the top of the post. It represents a human brain with all its white fibres. The different colours represent the different level of brain activity. I find it quite fascinating even though I really don't know what to expect from their last musical effort. Have you heard their anticipating single Unsustainable? Personally, I can still recognize myth sonorities as strings opening, choir in the background and then a futuristic voice that suddenly change the song into a hard dubstep track. Definetely innovative. But can't completely understand it.

The group revealed that The 2nd Law will be very diverse from all the previous Muse albums, except for one song. Matt Bellamy admitted that with this album: "We've basically tried to do what Rage Against The Machine did with hip-hop in the 1990s and take a bit of the electronic world and dubstep and play it with real instruments". Such a huge comparison Matt! Remember that the line between confidence and cockiness is very, very thin. Let's hope that The 2nd Law will definetely match the expectations!