Muse have announced their eighth studio album, Simulation Theory, and to give us a taste of what to expect, they’ve dropped another new single, “The Dark Side.”
This is the fourth single to be released off the upcoming full-length, the others being “Thought Contagion,” “Something Human” and “Dig Down.” The new track features synths heavily, but doesn’t forget to put Matt Bellamy’s iconic vocal stylings front and center. We’re digging it.
“The Dark Side” also received a music video treatment, and the visual continues the retro-futuristic ’80s theme Muse have adopted for the album. The clip sees Bellamy in the Lamborghini Countach we were introduced to in the visual for “Something Human.” The frontman zips around in the supercar, and seems calm and collected for someone trying to outrun a skeletal behemoth. We won’t spoil the rest of the Out Run/Tron-inspired MV, but we will say it’s definitely worth a watch.
The band has also shared the album art for Simulation Theory on their Instagram page. It was created by Kyle Lambert, who’s also worked on Jurassic Park and Stranger Things. Go figure.
NEW ALBUM: Muse have announced that their new studio album, Simulation Theory, will be released on 9 November 2018. Pre-order for instant downloads of “The Dark Side,” “Something Human,” “Thought Contagion” and “Dig Down” now. Simulation Theory will be released in three formats: Standard (11 tracks), Deluxe (16 tracks), and Super Deluxe (21 tracks). For specific format tracklisting, please visit muse.mu. Pre-order through the band’s Official Shop for early access to tickets for Muse’s 2019 tour. Link in bio. Artwork by @kylelambertartist #SimulationTheory
Which Simulation Theory visuals is your favorite so far?