Muse singer says the band’s new single was written about a quarrel he had with wife Kate Hudson
Muse frontman Matt Bellamy took inspiration from his personal life when writing the band’s upcoming new album, “The 2nd Law.” In fact, Bellamy says “Madness,” the album’s debut single, was inspired by a quarrel of sorts he had with his famous wife, actress Kate Hudson.
“’Madness’ is about friction in a relationship, resolving conflict with a loved one and the madness of being caught up in fighting with someone you love,” Bellamy told the New Zealand Herald of the song.
Bellamy added that “Madness” isn’t the only track inspired by personal experience. The whole album is filled with songs that relate to band members’ personal lives. “We’re singing about things like relationships for the first time,” the singer said. “I did that for a bit on the first album [1999's ‘Showbiz’] but then I started doing interviews and thought, ‘Oh my God, I can’t answer these questions, they’re getting too personal’. So that’s when we started getting all conceptual and pretending the album was about the end of the world, or whatever.”
“The 2nd Law” is slated to arrive in retail stores and online outlets on Oct. 2 in the U.S. The British rock trio are also set to perform at the iTunes Festival later this month and London’s Roundhouse on Sept. 30. For a full list of upcoming shows, visit the band’s official website.
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