Grammy Award and Brit Award winners Muse today release their new studio album ‘Will Of The People’. The album has emerged to widespread critical acclaim for its audacious ambition and reflection of a world in flux.
Entirely self-produced by Muse, the 10-track ‘Will of the People’ album has been previewed by ‘Won’t Stand Down’, ‘Compliance’, the title track ‘Will Of The People’and ‘Kill Or Be Killed’. Matching the excellence and versatility of these already released songs, ‘Liberation’ echoes glam rock in the age of disinformation, while there is an innocence and a purity to the nostalgic electronic textures of ‘Verona’. Aside from the haunting piano ballad ‘Ghosts (How Can I Move On)’, the band’s frenetic energy is palpable with the lightning-bolt rush of ‘Euphoria’, while ‘We Are Fucking Fucked’ brings the curtain down with loud/quiet/loud dynamics and a final burst of insanity.
Muse mark the album’s release by sharing a video for ‘You Make Me Feel Like It’s Halloween’. The song’s pulsating electro-rock and ominous John Carpenter-esque synths is complemented by a suitably spooky video courtesy of director Tom Teller. The video plays with visual references to many classic horror movies, including ‘The Shining’, ‘Friday The 13th’, ‘Scream’, ‘It’, ‘Poltergeist’, ‘Christine’, ‘The Running Man’, ‘Carrie’and ‘Nightmares In The Sky’.
Muse have also announced details of their summer 2023 ‘Will of the People’ UKstadium tour, which will see them play to huge audiences in Plymouth, Huddersfield, Glasgow and Milton Keynes. Tickets are on general sale and are available here. Special guests Royal Blood will perform at all shows except for Glasgow.
Next for Muse comes two major Spanish festival headline sets at the Xacobeo Festivaland the Andalucía Big Festival. They will then embark upon an international underplay tour in October which rapidly sold-out, and will also headline the Aftershock Festival inSacramento.
8th – Vigo, Xacobeo Festival
10th – Malaga, Andalucía Big Festival
4th – Los Angeles, The Wiltern (SOLD OUT)
9th – Sacramento, Aftershock Festival
11th – Chicago, The Riviera Theatre (SOLD OUT)
14th – Toronto, The History (SOLD OUT)
16th – New York City, The Beacon Theatre (SOLD OUT)
23rd – Amsterdam, Royal Theatre Carré (SOLD OUT)
25th – Paris, Salle Pleyel (SOLD OUT)
26th – Milan, Alcatraz (SOLD OUT)
28th – Berlin, Admiralspalast (SOLD OUT)
27th – Plymouth, Home Park **
20th – Huddersfield, John Smith’s Stadium **
23rd – Glasgow, Bellahouston Park
25th – Milton Keynes, Bowl **
** with special guests Royal Blood
Muse are Matt Bellamy, Dominic Howard and Chris Wolstenholme. Their previous album, ‘Simulation Theory’, debuted at #1 in multiple territories and marked the band’s sixth straight album to debut in the U.K top spot. Their 2015 album, ‘Drones’, went on to win a Grammy Award for Best Rock Album, the band’s second. Since forming in 1994, Muse have released eight studio albums, selling over 30 million units worldwide.
Muse have won numerous music awards including two Grammy Awards, an American Music Award, five MTV Europe Music Awards, two Brit Awards, eleven NME Awardsand seven Q Awards, amongst others.