Muse To Strip Things Back On New Album
Matt Bellamy says the rockers are going back to basics on next LP...
Muse have revealed that they have started work on their new album.
Frontman Matt Bellamy has told Rolling Stone that their next offering will be more "stripped back" compared to its predecessor, 2012's The 2nd Law.
Referring to their recent gig at Rome's Olympic Stadium, the rocker revealed: "It's interesting because the writing pretty much began the next day after the Rome show,"
"I've got a pretty good picture of what I'd like the next album to be like. It's the come-down and the sort of waking up the next day being like, 'What the f**k? What the f**k? That was crazy'.
"In some ways, the band has gone on this pretty insane journey since we formed as teenagers. Back then, we weren't very outgoing on stage."
He continued: "We were very sort of off to ourselves, hiding behind the music. In some ways, the Rome gig almost represents a complete upside-down journey of personality from where we started.
"I want to bring it back to just being about the music that we are playing, about the instruments, the guitar, the bass, the drums and these personalities.
"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."
The 35-year old added: "I kind of feel like it will be nice to reconnect and remind ourselves of just the basics of who we are."