Muse have revealed the first 'proper' single from their upcoming album The 2nd Law, the Skrillex-influenced, string laden epic, 'Unsustainable'.
The track follows the band's official Olympic theme, 'Survival', and is a mostly instrumental track, which mixes dubstep with strings.
Speaking of the track last month, Matt Bellamy revealed seeing Skrillex live inspired the band's new sound.
"We went to see Skrillex in Camden around October," Bellamy told NME. "We went, 'F*ck, it's so heavy,' loved it. I 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'."
Discussing the philosophy behind the sound, Bellamy added: "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?'"
Listen to 'Unsustainable' below.
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