Matt Bellamy hints at World War 3 theme and guitar solos for new Muse album

Frontman answers fans questions about forthcoming studio album

Muse frontman Matt Bellamy has hinted at some of the themes and sounds set to appear on the band’s forthcoming album.

Answering fan questions on Twitter, Bellamy said that he might have to contradict” comments he made about guitar solos in the past while also stating that the themes of the new material include “Deep ecology, the empathy gap and world war 3”. Additionally, it was suggested that a “sequel” to ‘Origin of Symmetry’ song ‘Citizen Erased’ could feature on the album.

Muse are currently working on the follow-up to their sixth album ‘The 2nd Law’. Earlier this year, drummer Dom Howard commented: “We’re going to start this year… We’re going to go back in May and start working on some new stuff, so I think we’ll start making it this year… If we can get something out this year, that would be great, but definitely next year.”

Speaking about their plans for the new album, Matt Bellamy added: “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.”

See Matt Bellamy’s tweets below.