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NEW MUSIC: MUSE | COMPLIANCE + ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM

Muse has announced their new album Will of the People. It’s out on August 26 via Warner. Along with the news, they also released a new single, “Compliance,” with a new music video directed by Jeremi Durand. It was shot in Poland and inspired by "Looper." “Will of the People" was created in Los Angeles and London and is influenced by the increasing uncertainty and instability in the world,” Matt Bellamy said in a statement. “A pandemic, new wars in Europe, massive protests & riots, an attempted insurrection, Western democracy wavering, rising authoritarianism, wildfires and natural disasters and the destabilization of the global order all informed 'Will of the People.; It has been a worrying and scary time for all of us as the Western empire and the natural world, which have cradled us for so long, are genuinely threatened. This album is personal navigation through those fears and preparation for what comes next.” The group’s ninth album follows “Simulation Theory,” which came out in November 2018 and was notable for its experimentation with various producers, including Timbaland, Shellback and Mike Elizondo. However, this time, Warner Records reports that the new album is entirely self-produced by the band, with its longtime core lineup of Matt Bellamy, Dominic Howard, and Chris Wolstenholme.