Muse’s Latest Album ‘The 2nd Law’ Released in September
Muse has revealed in a video trailer that their next studio album will be called The 2nd Law and will be released this September.
The trailer features news footage over a musical backdrop that transforms from a classical piece to a dubstep track. There has been no official word if the song is from the upcoming record, or if the band will move to a more dubstep-influenced sound.
Over the footage is a female voice reciting lines from what seems to be the second law of thermodynamics, which concerns how energy transfers between forms. Muse frontman Matt Bellamy continued this them in a tweet.
“All natural and technological processes proceed in such a way that the availability of the remaining energy decreases,” he wrote. “In all energy exchanges, if no energy enters or leaves an isolated system, the entropy of that system incre,cre,cre,cre,c,c,creases.”
He then continued in a new post, “Energy continuously flows form being concentrated to becoming dispersed, spread out, wasted and useless. New energy cannot be created and high grade energy is being destroyed. An economy based on endless growth is…”
Other than this trailer, little is known about the upcoming album, though bassist Chris Wolstenholme said previously that the band wanted to do “something radically different” on their next album. A dubstep sound would definitely fall under the “radically different category.”
The new album will be the sixth by the band, and first since 2009’s The Resistance. That album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 albums chart, and went on to win the Best Rock Album Grammy Award, the first Grammy for the band. The album has since sold over 600,000 copies in both the United States and the United Kingdom.
In other Muse news, it has been reported that the band has been working with composer David Campbell on an orchestral score.