Muse's Matt Bellamy: 'Am I the only one who recognises we're a small planet in a gigantic universe'

Singer ponders on the state of the world and the universe

Photo: Dean Chalkley Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Muse
Photo: Dean Chalkley

Muse's Matt Bellamy has spoken out about the world's energy crisis.

Seaking to Q, the singer says that the band's current album 'The 2nd Law' is all about the struggle for energy. "For me, the struggle in life is this battle against the fact energy is decreasing," he says. "It's a battle in everything, whether it's relationships, your own life, your work, the world in general, the economy, there seems to be this theme."

Tracks on the album such as 'Survival', he says, are about "the craziness and irrational side of us that just wants to grow and fight and survive against the odds." Tracks such as 'Explorers' and 'Supremacy' are the "opposite" of this, he continues. "Almost giving up and saying it's a losing battle. These two extreme points of view are on the album, battling against each other."

He adds: "There seems to be this paradigm which is: There has to be growth. I'm watching it and thinking, Am I the only one who recognises this is a small planet isolated in a gigantic universe? Where are we growing too? At some point there has to be a discussion about that concept. For the first time in evolution as a species we're hitting an energy ceiling."

Muse kicked off their UK tour earlier this week. The spectacle includes aliens and a giant pyramid that engulfs the band. Speaking about the prop to NME, Bellamy said: "The pyramid seems to represent the power structures of the world. Turning it upside down is a gesture as to what we think of that."

Muse will finish up their UK tour tonight (November 1) at Manchester's Arena.

To check the availability of Muse tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

Read More On This Artist

Muse Merchandise
More News
'The Wire' star Dominic West raps to promote new film 'Guillemot'
Bobby Shmurda pleads not guilty to conspiracy to commit murder
FKA Twigs performs new song 'Figure 8' during Melbourne live show – watch
The Black Keys perform 'Weight of Love' and 'Howlin' For You' on...
Death Cab For Cutie perform 'Black Sun' on 'Letterman' – watch
Passion Pit confirm details of new album 'Kindred'
Big Sean, Kanye West and Drake team up on 'Blessings' – listen
Noel Gallagher: 'I don't agree with U2 on free music, I'd happily put an extra...
Limp Bizkit guitarist criticises his own fans ahead ShipRocked cruise performance
Missy Elliott to join Katy Perry on stage during Super Bowl half-time show
Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler describes bar room brawl as 'unfortunate altercation'
Fall Out Boy say their new album is 'modern rock of the future'
Man faces ban from Parklife festival after 'boasting' about touting tickets
The Jesus And Mary Chain offer local bands support slots on their February UK tour
Suge Knight arrested over fatal hit-and-run incident in LA
Carl Barât 'totally rediscovered the guitar' making Jackals album
Pete Doherty: 'not making music with Amy Winehouse will haunt me to my dying day' –...
Swim Deep say new album is a 'zero-gravity gospel record for the masses'
Haim and Weezer to form supergroups for Jimmy Kimmel
Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Avicii and Nicki Minaj to appear at Wireless 2015
Ryan Jarman: 'Grown-ups still don't like The Cribs. That's absolutely...
Jay Z buys Norwegian music streaming service Wimp for £47million

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM