In June, Muse released a video preview for their upcoming album 2nd Law to be released in September, following 2009′s The Resistance. And from what we heard and saw with The Resistance and their Olympic’s track “Survival,” Muse is all about mixing up their musical style lately.
And now they’re looking toward dubstep as an influence for the upcoming album.
Honestly, I’ve never gotten into dubstep, and I got worried when I watched the teaser trailer for 2nd Law and heard the bass drop in the middle. Really worried. “Are they really going into this?” I thought, wondering if I would have to skip out on the newest album from a band I’ve loved for a really long time. Picky, I know, but like I said, not my thing.
But it seems lead singer Matt Bellamy caught on to fans’ worries and reassured everyone that the album will not be completely dubstep, but that there would be probably two tracks with that kind of influence. “It was funny watching the public panic: ‘Muse have turned into a dubstep band!’” he told NME in an interview.
So rest your weary heads, fellow Muse fans, because the new album will be different and weird as we know and love Muse, but not full-on Skrillex. Muse also told Spin Magazine that one of the tracks will be a “jazzy brass number” and a few will be “quite minimal.”
Check out the album cover below, an image of the human brain “[mapping] out brain pathways, tracking the circuits in our heads and how we process information,” from The Human Connectome Project.
2nd Law is slated for a Sept. 18 release date.