Muse have today announced that their new studio album, ‘Simulation Theory’, will be released on November 9th through Warner Bros. The eleven-track record was produced by the band, along with several award-winning producers, including Rich Costey, Mike Elizondo, Shellback and Timbaland. Each of the album’s songs will be accompanied by a video.
Recent singles, ‘Something Human’, ‘Thought Contagion’ and ‘Dig Down’, as well as brand new track ‘The Dark Side’, are all available immediately as a download when you pre-order the album. ‘The Dark Side’ is instantly recognisable as a classic Muse track, featuring Matt Bellamy’s unmistakable soaring vocals and blistering guitars and the driving rhythm section of Chris Wolstenholme and Dominic Howard that have become a hallmark of Muse’s stadium-filling sound.
‘Simulation Theory’ will be released in three formats: Standard (11 tracks), Deluxe (16 tracks), and Super Deluxe (21 tracks). The expanded tracklisting features an acoustic gospel version of ‘Dig Down’, The UCLA Bruin Marching Band feature on ‘Pressure’, a live version of ‘Thought Contagion’, acoustic versions of several tracks, including ‘Something Human’ and ‘Alternate Reality’ versions of ‘Algorithm’ and ‘The Dark Side’.
Artwork for the album was illustrated by digital artist Kyle Lambert, who has done the poster art for ‘Stranger Things’, ‘Jurassic Park’, and many other films. The Super Deluxe cover was illustrated by Paul Shipper, whose previous work includes ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ and ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, amongst others.
Anyone buying ‘Simulation Theory’ through the band’s store will get early access to tickets for Muse’s 2019 tour.
‘Simulation Theory’ follows ‘Drones’, released in 2015. Since then the internationally acclaimed three piece have toured extensively, taking the ground breaking ‘Drones World Tour’ to fans across the globe. This concert was filmed and released in cinemas worldwide for ‘One Night Only’ in July 2018.
Simulation Theory’s Track listing:
2.The Dark Side
5.Break It To Me
8.Get Up and Fight