By: ANDREW TRENDELL @ANDREWTRENDELL
Prepare for ‘Thought Contagion’
Muse appear to be teasing what looks set to be another one-off new single, with ‘Thought Contagion’ likely to drop very soon.
Last year, it emerged that they had been working at Air Studios in London where they were said to have recorded three new songs. They said that one of the tracks was ‘heavy’ and the others ‘not really’. After dropping one-off single ‘Dig Down‘, it looks like another may be likely to appear soon.
After appearing to send out a casting call for people to appear in their new music video, the band have now confirmed that their next single will be called ‘Thought Contagion’ by sharing artwork featuring bassist Chris Wolstenholme:
The band have also been sharing photos from their time in the studio in recent weeks and months:
Last year also saw the band confirm that they were working with Rich Costey, who produced their third and fourth albums ‘Absolution’ and ‘Black Holes And Revelations’.
Muse have also told fans not to expect a new album in the near future, but instead a series of singles and EPs.
The good thing is we’re gonna put out songs like Dig Down ahead of the album,” said frontman Matt Bellamy. “We’re going to put out at least another three songs… or even more ahead of the next album coming out.”
“People are going to see into the creative process as we’re writing and recording the songs, and we’re going to put them out quite soon after.”
He added: “Even though the overall album will be a long wait some of the songs are going to be available way ahead of that.”
The band have also teased fans a new box set of their early material.
Drummer Dom Howard later later added: “We’re putting together a book with some remastered vinyl. We remastered the first two albums ‘Showbiz‘ and ‘Origin of Symmetry’. We’re putting together a package with a lot of historic content. Bits and pieces like photographs, music and some really old demos. All sorts of old stuff that basically attempts to tell a story from where we started as a band when we were kids in school to ‘Origin of Symmetry’.
Meanwhile, Muse are nominated for Best Festival Headliner at the VO5 NME Awards 2018, which takes place at the O2 Academy in Brixton on Wednesday February 14. The event will be livestreamed on NME’s Facebook page, and features performances from Liam Gallagher, Alt-J, Pale Waves, Stefflon Don and Skepta.