December 16, 2013 8:44

Muse suggest new album could be ready by early 2015

The band are aiming for a Christmas 2014 single

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Muse have suggested that their new album could be ready by early 2015.

The band are currently touring their sixth album 'The 2nd Law' but have already started working on its follow-up.

"I've written some good tracks, actually" frontman Matt Bellamy told Triple J. "We haven't had a chance to rehearse them out yet. We'll take a break next year for a little few months and then we'll get in the studio. If it all goes very well, the new album could well be early 2015 or late 2015. Christmas 2014 might be [when we release] our next single."

The frontman has previously suggested that the album would be a more stripped back sound than their recent work.

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."

He continued: "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."

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