Muse promise 'more rock' sound on next studio album

Frontman Matt Bellamy reveals insight into new album, expected in 2015

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Muse frontman Matt Bellamy has said that he thinks the band's next album will be a return to their roots, promising a "more rock" sound.

Admitting that the trio don't expect to be in a position to release anything until 2015, Bellamy says Muse have "veered away" from the style of music they made their name with on earlier albums and that this is something likely to change on the next album.

"The last two albums, we sort of veered away from our instruments a little bit," Bellamy told Radio.com. "We sort of focused on things like synthesisers, drum machines and various electronics and stuff. I kind of feel like on this next album, we’re going to veer back towards musicianship again and focusing on our own instruments: guitar, bass and drums. It’s probably going to be a bit of a rawer album, and definitely a bit more rock, I’d say."

"The main focus is we’re gonna record a bunch of music, probably a conceptual album of some kind, so it probably will be album length," he added.

Bellamy also hinted at the possibility of an unusual release plan for the album. "How we release it is up for debate. The industry is moving so fast, you don’t really know… I don’t think we’ll be ready to put another album out until early 2015 or something, and I think around that time we’ll just look at what’s going on and make a judgement in the moment rather than thinking ahead, because things are changing so quickly."

On December 2, Muse release concert film Muse – Live At Rome Olympic Stadium on DVD. The film will come out on DVD and Blu-ray alongside a live CD of the gig. The film will be released in 4K, otherwise known as Ultra High Definition, which has 8.8 million pixels on display, four more times than the current cinema industry standard.


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