New Music Video: Muse - Unsustainable
English rock outfit Muse have previewed another track from their forthcoming sixth studio album ‘The 2nd Law’.
‘Unsustainable’ has been made available to fans who preorder the band’s album from their online store, whilst a video for the songs showing panic during a world crisis was released to YouTube yesterday (10 August).
The album’s lead cut ‘Survival’ was chosen as the official theme to the London 2012 Olympics, and Muse have confirmed that they will take part in the event’s closing ceremony celebrations on 12 August.
Despite its association with the Olympics, ‘Survival’ has only managed to peak at #25 on the UK Top 40. Lead singles from their last three albums have all charted in the Top 10 but ‘Survival’ is a bit of a racket.
Similarly ‘Unsustainable’ bears no resemblance at all to their greatest accomplishments. For me, this refers mainly to their ‘Black Holes & Revelations’ output. Instead, they’ve jumped on the dubstep bandwagon but, to all extents and purposes, they have misjudged the balance of what people are listening to and what Muse fans want to hear.
Whirring beats and techno-wizardry all but erase Matt Bellamy’s vocal from the song and it thus sounds like any other piece of computer generated chart clutter. No wonder, it’s the free giveaway.
It doesn’t act to rest the minds of worried Muse fans though who will now have to wait until the second official single ‘Madness’ is released on 20 August.
‘The 2nd Law’ will be released to iTunes on 1 October.