Matt Bellamy wrote “an Adele song” for Muse’s new album.
The 43-year-old singer is “really happy and proud” of the band’s upcoming album ‘Will Of The People’ – the sequel to 2018’s ‘Simulation Theory’ – and teased that the LP features a very diverse range of tracks.
Speaking to Apple Music 1, Matt said: “This album goes from metal to pop to my first version of an Adele song…lots of electronica. It’s like a full… We produced it ourselves. We were analyzing everything we had done so far. The last song on the album is called ‘We Are F****** F*****’.
“I’m really happy and proud of it. I honestly think it’s our best album.”
The ‘Supermassive Black Hole’ singer – who is joined in the band by Chris Wolstenholme and Dominic Howard – insisted it’s nothing new for the band to experiment with different genres.
He said, “We’ve always tried to think outside the box. We’ve never been a particular genre.”
Drummer Dominic “took the lead” on the new album, which Matt says led to the band working much slower than usual.
He said, “I kind of let Dom take the lead a bit. That’s why this album took two years. Each decision takes about a week to come back to us. Normally, I rush everything. With him, he is really slow, takes his time with every decision. I allowed him to make a lot of decisions about what was good and what was not.
Matt previously revealed the album was their way of dealing with this “worrying and scary time” amid war in Ukraine, the coronavirus pandemic, “growing authoritarianism” and the climate crisis.
Sharing the themes behind the record, he said: “A pandemic, new wars in Europe, mass protests and riots, attempted insurrection, faltering Western democracy, growing authoritarianism, wildfires and disasters natural disasters and the destabilization of the world order, all informed ‘People’s Will’.
“It has been a disturbing and frightening time for all of us, as the western empire and the natural world, which have cradled us for so long, are truly under threat. This album is a personal navigation through those fears and a preparation for what which comes next.