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17 March 2022

Muse Announce New Album, ‘Will Of The People’

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Muse have announced their new album, Will Of The People, due for release 26 August via Warner. Will Of The People is available to pre-order here. The new single, Compliance, arrives today with a new video directed by Jeremi Durand.

“Will of the People was created in Los Angeles and London and is influenced by the increasing uncertainty and instability in the world,” Muse frontman Matt Bellamy said in a statement. “A pandemic, new wars in Europe, massive protests & riots, an attempted insurrection, Western democracy wavering, rising authoritarianism, wildfires and natural disasters and the destabilization of the global order all informed Will of the People. It has been a worrying and scary time for all of us as the Western empire and the natural world, which have cradled us for so long, are genuinely threatened. This album is a personal navigation through those fears and preparation for what comes next.”

Bellamy went on to discuss the new single, “Compliance is about submission to authoritarian rules and reassuring untruths to be accepted to an in-group. Gangs, governments, demagogues, social media algorithms and religions seduce us during times of vulnerability, creating arbitrary rules and distorted ideas for us to comply with. They sell us comforting myths, telling us only they can explain reality while simultaneously diminishing our freedom, autonomy and independent thought. We are not just coerced, we are herded, frightened and corralled to produce a daily ‘2 minutes of hate’ against an out-group of their choosing and to turn a blind eye to our own internal voice of reason and compassion. They just need our Compliance.”

Will Of The People tracklist:

01 Will of the People
02 Compliance
03 Liberation
04 Won’t Stand Down
05 Ghosts (How Can I Move On)
06 You Make Me Feel Like It’s Halloween
07 Kill or Be Killed
08 Verona
09 Euphoria
10 We Are Fucking Fucked

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