Listen to the first single off Muse’s new album, The 2nd Law


So we finally get our first taste of Muse’s forthcoming album, The 2nd Law with the first single, “Madness.” I’ve got to say, it’s a vast improvement on almost everything on The Resistance, which was a major disappointment after the amazing Black Holes & Revelations. An album I still proclaim to be the perfect album.

“Madness” is nowhere near the perfection of many of Black Holes & Revelations tracks, but it’s a fun and for Muse, fairly light hearted track. I’m reminded of the Smashing Pumpkins Machina/The Machines of God era when the entire album made it very clear that Billy Corgan was in love. “Madness” is much the same. Matt Bellamy recently had a daughter with actress Kate Hudson, and that relationship and it’s affect on Bellamy’s writing is apparent in this track. It’ll be interesting to see if the same can be said of the rest of the album. Black Holes & Revelations and even The Resistance are largely about the political issues facing the world today, and it appeared The 2nd Law would be much the same when the promo video announcing the albums release date premiered back in June. So “Madness” is a bit of a surprise, but a welcome one. We’re not sure we agree with Coldplay’s Chris Martin who posted the following on his bands facebook page:

Having been their opening act 13 years ago I’m proud to say that I think this is Muse’s best song ever. CM

I would argue that most of the tracks on Black Holes & Revelations, Origin of Symmetry, and even some of Absolution are vastly superior to this track. But “Madness” is a pleasant surprise, and has me excited to see what the band has in store for us when The 2nd Law hits shelves on October 2nd.

But why don’t you listen to the track and let me know what you think?

Don’t forget to pre-order your copy of Muse’s The 2nd Law.