Muse Singer Credits Son For Influencing Slipknot On New Album

Parenthood can bring changes for some artists, but before jumping to conclusions thinking it might make Muse more confident in her choices, think again! Those who have paid attention to Muse singles so far will of the people album will tell you that at nine albums, the band are releasing some of their heaviest music to date. In this exclusive preview of an Apple Music interview with Zane Lowe airing today (August 25) at 1pm ET / 10am PT, singer Matt Bellamy credits his son with some of Slipknot’s influence on their new record.

Speaking of leaning into a more metal sound after trying heavier music at times in his career, Bellamy told Lowe, “That was what was refreshing about it. It was nice to find something which we weren’t good at, you know what I mean, and actually try to get really good at it. Because metal, it turns out these metal players are absolute geniuses.

When Lowe countered that the band had always felt “adjacent to metal”, but now seemed fully committed to giving heavier music a boost, Bellamy revealed the family bond that held it together for him.

“It also coincides with a bit of my son, Bing, really taking to liking Slipknot and stuff like that,” the singer says. “And we’re never claiming to ever be able to touch these guys, but hearing this stuff exploding on the way to school almost every morning, it really kind of permeated the album.”

Fittingly, it was Christmas Day when Bellamy gave fans their first look at the heavier sound showing a quick video preview driving his son around in the car listening to a bass-heavy breakdown of what would eventually be revealed as the lead single “Won’t Rest.”

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Since then, Muse has served the songs “Compliance”, the will of the people title track and what is arguably their heaviest song to date, “Kill or Be Killed”, which features double bass drum action and death growl.

That Slipknot influence carried over to their live show as well, where earlier this year they surprised the festival crowd by jamming Slipknot’s “Duality” as an outro to “Won’t Stand Down.”

will of the people arrives tomorrow (August 26), but pre-orders are still going on at this location. Check out the preview of Matt Bellamy chatting with Zane Lowe below and tune in today (August 25) at 1pm ET / 10am PT for listen to the full interview on Apple Music.

Muse’s Matt Bellamy Talks With Apple Music’s Zane Lowe About Metal’s Influence On Their will of the people Album

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