Muse frontman Matt Bellamy has revealed details regarding the band’s follow-up to their sixth studio album, 2012’s electronic-driven The 2nd Law. Bellamy speculated on when fans might see the release the of the new record and said that it would be “a rawer album” than The 2nd Law.
“The last two albums, we sort of veered away from our instruments a little bit,” Bellamy told Radio.com. “We sort of focused on things like synthesizers, drum machines and various electronics and stuff,” he added, addressing the strong dubstep and ambient influences on The 2nd Law.
“I kind of feel like on this next album, we’re going to veer back towards musicianship again and focusing on our own instruments: guitar, bass and drums,” the frontman continued. “It’s probably going to be a bit of a rawer album, and definitely a bit more rock, I’d say.”
Bellamy also stated that the next album, like previous Muse efforts, would be a concept album, saying, “The main focus is we’re gonna record a bunch of music, probably a conceptual album of some kind, so it probably will be album length. But how we release it is up for debate.”
As for a possible release date, the frontman said, “I don’t think we’ll be ready to put another album out until early 2015 or something…we’ll just look at what’s going on and make a judgement in the moment rather than thinking ahead, because things are changing so quickly.”
Muse will soon be heading Down Under for a national arena tour with Birds of Tokyo.