In case you missed it, a lot of people were not happy with the sound of the trailer for The 2nd Law, the upcoming sixth studio album from Olympic rock heroes Muse – and not because it resembled anything like their last release, 2009’s turgid The Resistance.
Rather, it was quite the opposite – the track previewed, ‘Unsustainable’, featured a massive dubstep breakdown that felt not only hilariously out-of-character but shockingly anachronistic. Well, now we know who to blame for this sudden departure in to the murky depths of the genre: your little sister’s favourite act, Sonny Moore – aka Skrillex.
Dominic Howard, the drummer for the band, has given an interview with NME in which he discusses the influence of the former From First to Last frontman’s bass-heavy tunes on The 2nd Law. “We went to see Skrillex in Camden around October,” he recalls. “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.”
Despite this latest revelation, Muse are also quick to assure fans that the album will not be all scary monsters and nice sprites. “There are maybe two tracks that have a whisper of that,” said bassist Chris Wolstenholme in regards to elements of dubstep on the album in an interview with MTV. That said, we’ve also been promised “jazzy brass” and “quite minimal” tracks on this album. Who knows who or what to believe when it comes to these puzzling stadium rockers these days. It seems like we’ll just have to wait and see what happens when The 2nd Law drops (pardon the pun) in mid-September.
You can watch the trailer in question below.