Muse Recorded Baby's Heartbeat For New Album

Matt Bellamy has explained how he came to record the sound of his baby's heartbeat and put it on Muse's new album "The 2nd Law".

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Matt Bellamy has explained how he came to record the sound of his baby's heartbeat and put it on Muse's new album "The 2nd Law".

The sound of newborn Bingham can be heard on Muse's new song "Follow Me", set to be released in October. Speaking to Rolling Stone Bellamy revealed that he used his phone to record the sound of girlfriend Kate Hudson's womb as she gave birth.

Bellamy said he took his iPhone and set it to record, "just before she pushed him out".

Yesterday, Matt Bellamy opened up about the influence of Batman composer Hans Zimmer on "The 2nd Law", saying: "I've always been very influenced by and interested in film music, growing up watching Stephen Spielberg films or John Williams' stuff. And I've always been a big fan of Hans Zimmer."

Thanks for the report to Gigwise.

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    District
    That must've been a hilarious situation. Imagine his wife all tired and pushing and in pain, while the husband gets a new idea for his album all of a sudden and records every sound he can discover inside the room.
    Johnny_Ibanez
    Bingham Bellamy must be the youngest recording artist ever. Will he be getting a performance royalty?
    Raven_Flight
    So avant-garde!!!
    Krieger91
    I think Sepultura did the same thing for Arise..or you're being sarcastic. [quote=District]That must've been a hilarious situation. Imagine his wife all tired and pushing and in pain, while the husband gets a new idea for his album all of a sudden and records every sound he can discover inside the room.[/quote] Got a laugh out of that!
    craaig
    Come on.. as much as I love Muse, having this as news is a bit silly..
    Kueller917
    Most of this news from the pas few weeks has stemmed from only 2 or 3 interviews too. Don't see the point of spreading it out like this.
    Domine6377
    pink floyd did not use an actual heartbeat for the record. they used a drum and several effects to create that sound. if a humans heat rate was actually going at the bpm that is heard on the record you would need to be very concerned.
    Elderer
    Lol I can imagine Hudson screaming her lungs out in pain while Matts tries to record babys heartbeat on iPhone. Bet doctors had wtf? moment.
    bassisfun
    Ummmm, okay. I'd be cool if it were like 8 months in, but as he's coming out? Awwwkwaaard
    GHO5T616
    Its becoming increasingly apparent that these idiots are trying waaayy to hard to be "progressive". A baby's heart beat? really? I believe Tool beat them to it on "Mantra",when Adam Jones squeezed his cat lightly and recorded the sound it made.
    risk182
    I wonder if the baby will get copyrights. They will probably make another section for internal body sounds, excluding vocal chords.
    Floyd Phoenix
    Pink Floyd did a heartbeat on DSOTM, I don't think it was babies one, but how different do they sound? I'm kind of losing respect for this guy, especially after the dubstep sell-out...
    Chickendirt
    sell out.....????? if he sold out he would be playing auto-tuned pop music on a computer which features justin beaver. He didnt right dubstep to get money, he did it to experiment with the sounds he could make on his guitar. Referencing pink floyd in your comment, i thought you would at least have a bit of an understanding about the importance of experimenting with sound
    Meta1H3ad
    I think he sold out as well, he did it because dubstep is 'the hip new cool thing' today, and knows it will sell well, he certainly didn't do it for experimentation, he certainly doesn't have me fooled.
    Raven_Flight
    Bellamy has already openly said in interviews that he doesn't have problems with selling out. He admitted that was the whole point of giving his songs to Twilight soundtrack and stuff, so you never know...
    Kueller917
    That wasn't Bellamy, that was Chris. And it was more like they admitted that giving the songs to Twilight was a sell out move (which is at least better than denying it, although not good). But really, there is no reason for Muse to use dubstep as a sell out move. If anything they've been alienating fans with this. The band's already popular that they could release total shit and not worry about sales.
    Raven_Flight
    That is reasonable, and that could be the proof that they are doing it because they really want to and not to sell or for the fans.