Muse unveil new single ‘The Dark Side’ and announce new album ‘Simulation Theory’

The band go sci-fi once again

Muse have marked their return with new single ‘The Dark Side’ as well as announcing new album ‘Simulation Theory‘. Check out the video and tracklist below.

Following on from recent singles ‘Dig Down‘, ‘Thought Contagion‘, and ‘Something Human‘, the new track follows an operatic rock route more traditional of the band – albeit with an electro-pop edge.

It also comes complete with a sci-fi video, seemingly the sequel to ‘Something Human’ as frontman Bellamy swerves his way around a futuristic dystopian landscape.

Produced by Rich Costey, Mike Elizondo, Shellback and Timbaland, ‘Simulation Theory’ is due for release on November 9, 2018. Check out the full tracklist for various formats below. Each song on the album will also come with an accompanying video.

Standard Album CD and Vinyl:

1.    Algorithm
2.    The Dark Side
3.    Pressure
4.    Propaganda
5.    Break It To Me
6.    Something Human
7.    Thought Contagion
8.    Get Up and Fight
9.    Blockades
10. Dig Down
11. The Void

Deluxe Album CD:

1.    Algorithm
2.    The Dark Side
3.    Pressure
4.    Propaganda
5.    Break It To Me
6.    Something Human
7.    Thought Contagion
8.    Get Up and Fight
9.    Blockades
10. Dig Down
11. The Void
12. Algorithm (Alternate Reality Version)
13. The Dark Side (Alternate Reality Version)
14. Propaganda (Acoustic)
15. Something Human (Acoustic)
16. Dig Down (Acoustic Gospel Version)

Super Deluxe Boxset:

CD 1 and Vinyl 1

1.    Algorithm
2.    The Dark Side
3.    Pressure
4.    Propaganda
5.    Break It To Me
6.    Something Human
7.    Thought Contagion
8.    Get Up and Fight
9.    Blockades
10. Dig Down
11. The Void

CD 2 and Vinyl 2

1.    Algorithm (Alternate Reality Version)
2.    The Dark Side (Alternate Reality Version)
3.    Pressure (Ft. UCLA Bruin Marching Band)
4.    Propaganda (Acoustic)
5.    Break It To Me (Sam de Jong remix)
6.    Something Human (acoustic)
7.    Thought Contagion (Live)
8.    Dig Down (Acoustic Gospel Version)
9.    The Void (Acoustic)
10. The Dark Side (Alternate Reality Instrumental)

The band are expected to announce 2019 tour dates shortly.

Meanwhile, speaking to NME earlier this year, Muse spoke about their plans to “blow people’s minds” with their next big tour.

“We’re going to come up with something that no one’s ever seen before. We’re always interested in the latest technology and what’s cutting edge, so we’re always thinking of the new thing that nobody’s ever used before in a concert. And we found something and we’re going to use that.”