Muse: "Uprising Was Inspired By G20 Protests"
The chart topping band reveal the meaning behind their new single...
Friday, September 25, 2009 - 17:36
Muse have revealed exclusively to MTV News the meaning behind their latest single Uprising.
Lead singer Matt Bellamy explained: “The lead single, ‘Uprising’, was kind of inspired by the G20 protests which took place last year. I was in London at the time and I saw it all going on outside where I live.”
He added: “I sort of found that whole protest quite inspiring really; just the idea that people just having a good time, putting together a peaceful protest but the police still do their best to make it become violent and I find that quite aggravating. So, that’s what the song’s about.”
The Muse front-man went on to explain further: “There was a whole economic crisis and the MP scandal which took place last year where everyone felt like they were being ripped off by the powers that be.”
“I sort of wanted to write a song that summed up that feeling like you’ve been done over by people you’re supposed to trust. That’s kind of where the song’s coming from really.”
The band, who are currently sitting pretty at the top of the UK album chart with new LP, The Resistance also shed some light on what we can expect from their fifth studio album.
Bellamy said: “I think it’s quite a departure from what we’ve done in the past really. There’s lots of different styles of music that we’ve tried out, different styles of music that we feel that we’ve never even come across before.”
The singer added: “We produced it all by ourselves and I think for that it ended up sounding very, very personal. It also gave us a chance to feel very comfortable to experiment with all these different ideas and somehow we finished it.”
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