Muse's Matt Bellamy to feature on new Kimbra album

Frontman records guitar parts on second album by New Zealand pop star

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Muse frontman Matt Bellamy will feature on the new album by Kimbra.

The New Zealand born singer, perhaps best known for featuring on Gotye's 2011 single 'Somebody That I Used To Know', recorded with Bellamy ahead of the release of her second solo album, which is produced by Rich Costey.

Muse have worked extensively with Costey in the past and Faster Louder reports that Bellamy has recorded guitar parts for the album's lead single.

Other artists who are confirmed to appear on the album include Daniel Johns, Van Dyke Parks, Thundercat, Bilal, Mark Foster and John Legend. Kimbra is also reported to have worked with musicians including The Mars Volta, Queens Of The Stone Age, Dillinger Escape Plan, Dirty Projectors and Unknown Mortal Orchestra during the recording sessions.

Kimbra released her debut solo album 'Vows' in 2011. It featured the singles 'Settle Down' and 'Cameo Lover'. She will soon tour Australia with Janelle Monáe.

Meanwhile, Muse covered the Nirvana song 'Lithium' during their gig at Lollapalooza in Brazil on the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death. "Someone great died 20 years ago, this next song is for Kurt Cobain," Bellamy said during the São Paulo show before launching into the 'Nevermind' song.

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