Muse appeared on BBC Radio 1 on Wednesday night to premiere their new track, "Survival," which is the the main official song for the 2012 Olympic Games. The song has already been sent to radio and it is available on iTunes now. While the new track is very bombastic and theatrical, Muse frontman Matt Bellamy said the band's new album - called The 2nd Law - will be very eclectic.
"There's a bigger emphasis on groove, we've always tried to improve on that with every album and I think on two or three tracks we've really nailed it," Bellamy told BBC Radio 1. "There's a couple of tracks where we've captured the other side of us too, they're quite minimal. There's a really jazzy brass number, I even tried to get a sax solo."
He also talked about the album trailer that Muse released online recently, which gives a glimpse of a dubstep track. Bellamy said that song will be on the album, but it is the only one that employs that sound.
"We threw that trailer out on YouTube, which has got an excerpt from one of the tracks that's on the album. We wanted to show that the album's got lots of different faces," Bellamy said. "We've tried a bunch of new things, which the trailer gives a glimpse of. There's only one song that's like that. We've basically tried to do what Rage Against The Machine did with hip-hop in the 1990s and take a bit of the electronic world and dubstep and play it with real instruments. There's only one track like that, the rest of it is very very diverse."
Muse will release The 2nd Law in September. The album trailer can be seen below: