Muse have said that they will start on their new album next month.
Speaking to KROQ this weekend at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, the band revealed their plan to start on the follow-up to their sixth album ‘The 2nd Law’ in May. Drummer Dom Howard commented: “We’re going to start this year… (Coachella) is our last two gigs, then we’re completely done for touring this album. 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.”
The band also spoke about the influence of Nirvana after covering the band’s song ‘Lithium’ during their headline set at the Californian festival. Howard said: “They were massively influential to us when we were growing up. They’re one of the reasons we picked up some instruments and decided to start a band in the first place, and I think that for many other millions of people, they were influential for starting bands. We all love them, it was a band that all three of us loved and it was that kind of music and some other bands that brought us together and we became friends because of that.”
Muse will play the second Coachella this Saturday (April 19). Speaking previously about their plans for the new album, Matt Bellamy said that he had already been writing, commenting: “I’ve written some good tracks, actually. We haven’t had a chance to rehearse them out yet… 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.”