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Posted on Dec 03, 2013 01:48 pm
After confirming that their new album will mark the return to raw rock sound, UK rockers Muse now discussed the new material in more detail, revealing plans to fully strip their sound of electronica elements.
Frontman Matt Bellamy told Rolling Stone that he already has a "pretty good picture" of what the new album should sound like, stressing he will likely contradict himself in months to come.
Noting that each of the band members had gone through major concert personality changes since their career kicked off, Matt added: "I have this strong feeling that the next album should be something that really does strip away the additional things that we've experimented with on the last two albums, which is electronics, symphonics and orchestral work and all that kind of stuff. I kind of feel like it will be nice to reconnect and remind ourselves of just the basics of who we are."
After noting he has no intention to release solo albums yet, Bellamy focused on the new Muse effort. "I mean, it's early because we haven't made the album yet," he explained. "I have to put a disclaimer here and say that whatever I say now is likely to be contradicted when I go into the studio. But if I was to predict now, as I said, we definitely want to get more expressive and a bit more about the musicianship of the band and the instruments that we play and who we are and make sure that is the prominent sound of the next album.
"In other words, again, I want to strip away the electronics and the orchestral elements and so on," the frontman added. "And I think you're right in terms of how we tour. I think it's possible we would probably mix things up a little more. We might play theaters at times. Other times, we would probably do a much higher concept arena show."
During a separate Gigwise chat, bassist Chris Wolstenholme revealed that the band has no intention of performing at UK festivals prior to new albums release. Seeing that the record is tentatively due in 2015, British festival crowd might have to be patient to check out the Muse guys live. "I don't think we will do any UK festivals until the next album is out," the bassist briefly said.
The latest Muse studio record, "The 2nd Law," saw its release in early October 2012 through Helium 3 Records.