Muse Frontman Matt Bellamy Says He’s Struggling With ‘Unknown Anxieties’
Muse frontman Matt Bellamy recently joined an interview with The Guardian and talked about the band’s music career and upcoming works. Bellamy also opened up about his struggle with undefined anxieties while talking about his life outside the music scene.
Matt Bellamy has impressed his audience with his recognizable stage persona and wide range of vocals, especially as the lead vocalist of Muse. In the band’s 1999 debut album, he entered the rock scene with his falsetto and melancholic alternative rock style. The following records carried influences from classical music and elements from electronic and pop music combined with Bellamy’s distinctive voice.
Besides his appearance with the band, Bellamy is also known for boldly expressing his political views. He describes himself as a ‘left-leaning libertarian’ and supports the abolition of the British monarchy. The vocalist is even well-known for his interest in conspiracy theories, such as the theory that the ‘9/11 attacks were an inside job.’
In a recent interview, the frontman revealed some points about his political views while talking about his life outside of music. He indicated that he made up a new concept called ‘meta-centrism.’ This idea aims to combine different elements from various political perspectives. Bellamy stated that he shifted to this notion when he questioned whether it was right to have a ‘one-dimensional mindset about what politics is.’
The rocker opened up about his tendency to this perspective by pointing out that his ‘unknown anxieties’ brought him there. He mentioned that his feelings and thoughts about some political stuff made him feel uneasy. As the vocalist said, he plotted a route for himself according to the complex emotions he was experiencing. Bellamy noted that he has reached an age where he no longer enjoys the chaos in his life outside music.
Matt Bellamy said the following about his new point of view in politics:
“It started out an emotional expression of unknown anxieties. I don’t really know why I’m feeling this way. I’m saying things and doing things, and some of it’s confusing, some of it’s weird, some of it’s stupid. But I’m trying as time goes on to understand what those underlying emotions are about and what I can do about it. I’ve got to an age where I’m not so titillated by the disaster.”
Muse released the single ‘Won’t Stand Down’ from their forthcoming album on January 13, 2022. Later, the second and third singles entitled ‘Compliance’ and the title track came out. The upcoming album ‘Will of the People’ is scheduled to be released on August 26, 2022. The band will also hit the road for a world tour in October 2022 to support the record.