December 3, 2013 11:48

Matt Bellamy discusses plans for 'stripped back' new Muse album

Bellamy says he wants to "reconnect" with the oldest elements of Muse

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Muse frontman Matt Bellamy has said that the band's next album will see a change in tone from 2012 album, 'The 2nd Law', comparing it to a "comedown" from their musical ambitions and live shows.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, Bellamy said he wants to "reconnect" with the oldest elements of Muse and that he is keen to experiment less on the new songs.

"I've got a pretty good picture of what I'd like the next album to be like," he said. "It's the comedown and the sort of waking up the next day being like, 'What the fuck? What the fuck? That was crazy'...I kind of feel like it will be nice to reconnect and remind ourselves of just the basics of who we are."

Moving on to the sound of the album, Bellamy continues: "I have this strong feeling that the next album should be something that really does strip away the additional things that we've experimented with on the last two albums, which is electronics, symphonics and orchestral work and all that kind of stuff."

The new comments echo sentiments made by Bellamy earlier this year when he admitted that the trio don't expect to be in a position to release anything until 2015.

Earlier this week Muse released concert film Muse – Live At Rome Olympic Stadium on DVD. The gig was filmed 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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