Muse frontman Matt Bellamy has suggested that the band's upcoming seventh studio album could be ready by early 2015.
Speaking to Triple J, Bellamy revealed work has already begun on the record, and that fans could see the first single this time next year.
"I've written some good tracks, actually," he said. "We haven't had a chance to rehearse them out yet. We'll take a break next year for a little few months and then we'll get in the studio. If it all goes very well, the new album could well be early 2015 or late 2015. Christmas 2014 might be [when we release] our next single."
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The singer has previously said he wants to get back to basics on the album. "I've got a pretty good picture of what I'd like the next album to be like," he admitted to Rolling Stone. "It's the comedown and the sort of waking up the next day being like, 'What the fuck? What the fuck? That was crazy'...I kind of feel like it will be nice to reconnect and remind ourselves of just the basics of who we are."
"I have this strong feeling that the next album should be something that really does strip away the additional things that we've experimented with on the last two albums, which is electronics, symphonics and orchestral work and all that kind of stuff," he added.
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