Muse unveil huge new single ‘Thought Contagion’

It's the follow-up to last year's one-off single 'Dig Down'

Muse have released their latest single ‘Thought Contagion’ – listen to the huge new track and watch its official video below.

Last year, it emerged that the band had been working at Air Studios in London where they were said to have recorded three new songs. They said that one of the tracks was “heavy” and the others “not really”.

After dropping one-off single ‘Dig Down’ last May, the band have been teasing follow-up ‘Thought Contagion’ in the past week – including an apparent casting call for people to appear in their new music video.

Muse has now released ‘Thought Contagion’ – listen to the new song below.

Thought Contagion

Thought Contagion, an album by Muse on Spotify

Watch the video for ‘Thought Contagion’ below.

Speaking about ‘Thought Contagion’ at last night’s VO5 NME Awards 2018, frontman Matt Bellamy told NME that the new song has “an arena sound.”

“We’re getting into blending genres and eras together, both in the styles and in the music”, he said. “It’s an arena sound and synths. There’s a couple of synths in it. It’s a pretty epic and anthemic track.”

Muse went on to pick up the award for Best Festival Headliner supported by Anna Valley – check out the full list of winners from last night’s ceremony here.

The band have also been sharing photos from their time in the studio in recent weeks and months:

Sound design #buchla #regram @mattbellamy

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Having some fun with Mr Costey.

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Last year also saw the band confirm that they were working with Rich Costey, who produced their third and fourth albums ‘Absolution’ and ‘Black Holes And Revelations’.

Muse have also told fans not to expect a new album in the near future, but instead a series of singles and EPs.

“The good thing is we’re gonna put out songs like Dig Down ahead of the album,” said frontman Matt Bellamy. “We’re going to put out at least another three songs… or even more ahead of the next album coming out.”

“People are going to see into the creative process as we’re writing and recording the songs, and we’re going to put them out quite soon after.”

He added: “Even though the overall album will be a long wait some of the songs are going to be available way ahead of that.”

The band have also teased fans with a new box set of their early material.

In May, frontman Matt Bellamy alluded on Twitter to the upcoming release of ‘Origin Of Muse’. Bellamy described it as the “first two albums plus early demos and rare stuff etc,” adding that it would be “a kind of autobiography of music”. He added that it would feature ‘a few’ unheard tracks, but that he “prefers the term ‘terrible early demos’, not songs”.

Drummer Dom Howard later later added: “We’re putting together a book with some remastered vinyl. We remastered the first two albums ‘Showbiz‘ and ‘Origin of Symmetry’. We’re putting together a package with a lot of historic content. Bits and pieces like photographs, music and some really old demos. All sorts of old stuff that basically attempts to tell a story from where we started as a band when we were kids in school to ‘Origin of Symmetry’.