One of the best bands nowadays returns to the big scene. After four years, Muse released a new single: “Won´t Stand Down”.
The song was officially announced last week after frontman Matt Bellamy previously leaked part of the song on Instagram live last month. 'Won't Stand Down' which is the first single released four years after the band's last work, 'Simulation Theory', has been released by Muse this afternoon (January 13). The song is about to "protect yourself from coercion and sociopathic manipulation and face adversity with strength, confidence and aggressiveness (...) stand your ground in the face of bullies, whether it's on the playground, at work, or anywhere" according to Bellamy. The video was recorded in Kiev, Ukraine and in it you can see a mysterious figure that collect and divert all the energy of a dark army to transmute into a superior being. The sound immediately takes us back to the old Muse, with powerful riffs, classic heavy metal, progressive elements, synthesizers, bass lines that organize and complete this whole circle of virtuosity and high quality. Matt Bellamy had already commented to NME in 2020 that he was already working on a new album and that they would try to return to their beginnings:
“I like the idea of completely rebooting and going back to where we came from. As in, physically returning to our hometown and getting back to how we used to be where we started. We will likely enter the studio next year to make a new album of some kind and then tour, depending on travel restrictions.”
There is still no official date for the release of the complete album but we can already begin to beat to the rhythm of “Won´t Stand Down“. Watch the compete video below: