Muse’s new single, “Madness,” was inspired by a domestic between front man, Matt Bellamy, and his actress girlfriend, Kate Hudson.
Bellamy gossiped to KROQ:
“I wrote that song having a fight with my girlfriend. Nothing particularly over the top but just having one of those moments where she leaves you for the day to think about it. I rarely write songs that catharticly. All I had was a drum machine and a synthesizer so I just put this very minimal thing together.”
The singer said he was unsure what his fellow band mates – drummer, Dom Howard and bassist, Chris Wolstenholme – would think of the song’s minimal arrangement (I use “minimal” lightly – this is Muse I am talking about, yo!):
“I wasn’t quite sure it would work with the band but when we started the album I showed it to Dom and Chris and they loved it. They sort of took it to another level by adding these extra parts at the end and it became a much bigger song.”
The front man then claimed “Madness” is his favourite Muse track, like, EVER:
“It’s a real surprise song for this album. It’s probably my favorite song that I’ve ever written.”
“Madness” is the first official single to be lifted from Muse’s forthcoming album, The 2nd Law.
Listen to “Madness,” below. Ya likey?