Muse reveal Skrillex influence on new album 'The 2nd Law'
British rockers Muse have revealed that after watching a dubstep concert live they were so blown away by the crowd's reaction they decided to incorporate the sound into their new record.
Speaking to the NME, frontman Matt Bellamy admitted that a Skrillex (pictured left) show inspired all three members and upon seeing how "heavy" that particular style of music could be they knew that electronica had to feature on their upcoming album, 'The 2nd Law':
"We went to see Skrillex in Camden around October. We went, 'Fuck, it's so heavy', loved it. It was like a full metal gig, they had circles of death, people were moshing, I hadn't seen a reaction like that to electronic music before. We took inspiration and came up with [album track] 'The 2nd Law: Unsustainable'.”
"The moshpit has moved from guitars and gone towards the laptop, so with that song we're trying to see if we can challenge the laptop. We created something that was dubsteppy but we wanted to see if we could do it with real instruments. We wanted to ask, 'Can rock bands compete with what these guys are doing?'"
Muse's 'The 2nd Law' is set to be released on September 17 and they will tour the UK in October, hitting some of the UK and Ireland's best arenas.
Watch Muse talk about their London 2012 Olympic Games inspired track, 'Survival', below:
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