Muse: 'We're disappointed there aren't more acoustic tracks on 'The 2nd Law''

Band also set their sights on breaking America

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Muse's Matt Bellamy has claimed he is disappointed that there aren't more acoustic tracks on the band's new album 'The 2nd Law'.

Speaking to the Daily Star, the frontman jokingly claimed that he and his bandmates still hadn't mastered the art of including more softer and subtle moments on their records.

"I'm disappointed that we don't have many acoustic tracks, more quiet moments," he said, before adding:

When I left the studio after having the laid the foundations for the single 'Madness' it was quite sparse. When I returned two days later, Chris and Dom Howard had put absolutely everything on it.


Bellamy also said he and the rest of the band were eager to try and emulate their UK success in the US, too. "Coldplay are the only English group to have had real success there in the last 15 years," he said, while bassist Christ Wolstenholme added: "You don't think about it when you start, you're just content to be recognized on home soil. But then you want something more."

Muse are set to embark on a world tour later this month, with the band kicking off their global trek later in France on October 16. They will play London's O2 arena later on in the month on October 26 and 27.

Muse knocked Mumford and Sons from the top of the UK Official Album Chart on Sunday (October 7) with their new album, 'The 2nd Law'. The Devon trio's sixth album shifted 108,000 copies in its first week of release, making it the fourth fastest-selling album of the year so far.


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