The new album was released
on September 22nd, 2003. The first single 'Stockholm Syndrome', was
released in August. The 2nd single, 'Time is Running Out, is out now.
Here is a video of this song.
The Album is called
and the limited release includes a DVD featuring the production of
the CD. There is a possibility this may be my favourite Muse album
yet! Still as all their albums are so easily mind grabbing, it's a
In an interview with
'rock sound' magazine in October 2003, Muse discuss various issues
which are obviously behind the even darker music on the latest album.
Matt talked about how
much he was against capital punishment, when there is a possibility
that one in every 100 people executed could be innocent. He has a
great mistrust and obvious disdain towards the world leaders who allow
this to continue. He believes they are just puppets who are controlled
by the big people who own the big companies i.e. pharmaceutical, media
and oil. They are more powerful than the politicians who just say
and do what they are asked or told.
and Chris agree.
Matt believes the depletion
of the worlds natural resources and the war mentality makes the advent
of the apocalypse inevitable. Something is going to happen and it
may well be that Earth is eaten up by the Sun. There is so much change
in the climate already.
Religion has been a
theme throughout all their albums, more so in this one. Matt finds
he cannot settle on anything and is currently non-religious. It does
worry him where he is going when he dies and finds all his doubts
and questions come out in the music because that's where he thinks
"about all that stuff."
I immediately thought
of 'Thoughts of a Dying Atheist' and the line "it scares the hell
out of me", except when you read the entire lyrics it does not seem
to be about personal death, more about the apocalypse. I should remember
that Matt said in a previous interview that he did not like to reveal
the meanings of his songs because he did not want to disappoint the
All of Muse believe
there must be a more scientific explanation for why we are here. Chris
says the Bible is like reading a fantasy story.
Matt's theory, and it
is really not that unbelievable, is that our DNA is a mixure of a
species from outer space and apes. That is why we have animal instincts
and the more advanced thought. It explains the conflict between the
I knew the thoughts
on the latest album would prove interesting!!
And here is my favourite song from
played live at Wembley 2003, "Endlessly".