Muse: ‘It feels like it’s time to do something radically different on our next album’

Bassist Chris Wolstenholme says band feel like they're 'drawing a line' under past glories

Muse‘s Chris Wolstenholme has said that the band want to do something “radically different” on their next album.

With the band currently working on the follow-up to their 2009 album ‘The Resistance’, the bassist told Kerrang! magazine that it felt like they were “drawing a line” under their past and were eager to embrace new ideas.

He said:

[The band] feel like we are drawing a line under a certain period of what we’ve done in our career. It feels like it’s time to move on and do something radically different.


However, he also admitted that it wasn’t always easy to progress and push their sound forward, adding: “But then you could get into the studio and go back to what you’re comfortable with. You get in the studio and there’s a natural process and you have to see where a song will take you.”

Muse‘s new LP will be their sixth studio album and is due to be released in late 2012. The band have not given any details on who will be acting as producer for the record as yet.

Last month, online rumours that the Devon trio had split up were revealed to be a hoax. Reports that the band had parted ways spread when a fake NME.COM page was circulated throughout Twitter and on the band’s official message board

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