Thursday, 7 June 2012

Muse's new dubsteb rock sound


Rockers Muse
Rockers Muse is known for pushing the boundaries of rock music, and now they are up to it again. The band will return this September with The 2nd Law, an album that - based on what was released on YOUTUBE - seemingly pushes their sound in a whole new direction: namely, dubstep. That's based on a brand-new teaser trailer that the band premiered Wednesday (6 June), one filled with appropriately apocalyptic imagery (riot-torn streets, smoke-riddled landscapes, dour newscasters) and subtext (Industrialism! Capitalism! Terrorism!) and, of course, the now-familiar knotted electronics and wub-wub-wubbing basslines of dubstep. Since the trailer's premiere, fans have been flooding YouTube with comments that run the gamut from "Muse ... Dupstep ... WTF" to "Muse Dubstep? It'll be awesome because it's Muse" (can't argue with logic like that). MTV News reorts that the new direction also seems to be in keeping with what bassist Chris Wolstenholme told British mag NME back in March: "We feel like we are drawing a line under a certain period in our career ... it feels like it's time to do something radically different." The 2nd Law is the follow-up to Muse's 2009 album The Resistance, and also reportedly features brass and strings, the latter of which were composed by the legendary David Campbell, who, in addition to being Beck's dad, has worked with Adele, Radiohead and Paul McCartney. In an interview with MTV News last year, front man Matthew Bellamy - who at the time was expecting a child with actress Kate Hudson - joked that the new album would be kid-friendly, adding "I'll definitely get a lullaby on there."

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