when you listen to a song for the first time aND YOU JUST KNOW
“I think the way I am on stage is probably who I really am. Everything else is a persona. […] It’s an unedited version of who you are. For me there’s something pure about that”
-Matthew Bellamy [2006 Q Magazine]
Screenager is a modern teenager being brought up by the screen who develops a distorted image of their body because of pictures in magazines and because technology is rejecting the physical bodies we live in. It’s also a bit about people who cut themselves because I used to have friends who did it and I didn’t know why. I tried to grasp that it’s needing something quite brutal to remind you what your body’s about"
Interviewer: They say you are the first guitar genius of the 21st century
Matt: (Laughs) I wouldn’t use the word genius. That’s an insult to other guitar players.
50 Pictures of Muse
One presents Muse - Uprising | Estadio do Dragao, Portugal, Porto x
Generally, it’s the music first. I’m always trying to find chord structures that haven’t been used before. That’s the first thing I look for; I try to find a chord structure that inspires the melody to just fall out of my mouth automatically. That usually inspires the lyrics. The words come very naturally to me. I think if you’re struggling to write words to a piece of music, it’s probably not inspiring you enough."
But I think there’s still a side of me that was into the science fiction dreams growing up that doesn’t really want to let go of that. I think that’s reflected in this tour, we’re at a point where we don’t need to hold back. We can do something that might bankrupt us all. Metaphorically or creatively speaking, it’s good to take risks sometimes."
For the first time you have the “Parental Advisory” mark. It’s terrible! Just for one song in the last single!
i cannot fathom into words my adoration of this quote