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Muse return with Supermassive single

Muse

Story by Jack Foley

Supermassive Black Hole will be the first Muse single since the release of Butterflies and Hurricanes in September 2004.

Future funk via Lovesexy-era Prince, the track sees the band’s sound take a further illuminating detour, while remaining resolutely, distinctively, effortlessly Muse.

Supermassive Black Hole hits stores on June 19 and is the first new track to be taken from the band’s as yet untitled fourth studio album, recorded in America, France and Italy and mixed in the UK. It’s due for release on July 3.

Track titles that have been announced to date include Starlight, Knights Of Cydonia, Supermassive Black Hole and Soldiers’ Poem.

The band left clues as to the tone and content of the album on their website www.muse.mu earlier this year:

“Some new songs deal with awol soldiers, zeta reticulans, the sound of Joe Meek’s tape machine being thrown down the stairs, the private thoughts of general Zhu Chenghu, feeling strangely comfortable collecting firewood whilst wielding an axe and of course, how to store pasta for 12 years using nitrogen flushing.”

Muse’s first UK show for nearly 18 months takes place on Saturday, May 13 as part of Radio 1’s Big Weekend festivities at Camperdown Park in Dundee.

Muse then take to the road for a series of prestigious festival appearances across the globe, including headlining sets at Werchter in Belgium, Belfort in France.

The band end the summer with their debut headline performance on the main stage at the UK’s biggest festival, The Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds.

Hear a sample of Supermassive Black Hole