Two weeks of new Muse = two weeks of new perspective.
Muse is not going quietly into despondent political alienation, “Will of the People” makes that known. The single is the third to be released from the band’s upcoming album by the same name. Earlier releases were as heavy-handed in their titles and stories as “Will of the People,” one song called “Compliance” and the other called, “Won’t Stand Down.” The British rock band has never been at a loss for words or perspective, and “Will of the People” is definitely ‘the artist’ holding a mirror to society.
“Will of the People” was produced by the band and mixed by Serban Ghenea. A dystopian music video depicting a fictional landscape that feels less science-fiction-y than we’d like to admit, with a character who is inhabiting all the frustration the song embodies. The album is set to be released on August 26th and the band will play shows in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.
The song marries the musicality of Marilyn Manson and Queen in an angsty anthem for the angered fan. Matt Bellamy blares his tenor over thrashy electric guitars. “We need a transformation/One we all can see/We need a revolution/So long as we stay free,” the lyrics soar energetically and intertwine with the chant, “the will of the people/the will of the people/the will of the people.” The song is a firework, the lyrics and chanting sparkle and glitter through the sky as the dialed-up beat and electric guitars echo and boom.
Revolution music comes in all forms. Muse has perfectly channeled the heat and mood of the fed-up and mobilized. “The Will of the People” reflects back to fans the feelings they experience in the wake of what feels like some kind of brave new world but is actually real life.
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