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Muse Announce New Album, Share Science Fiction-Themed Video for New Song “The Dark Side”

Simulation Theory Due Out November 9 via Warner Bros.

Aug 30, 2018
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British trio Muse have announced a new album, Simulation Theory, and has shared another song from it, the Muse-meets-Daft-Punk-sounding "The Dark Side," via a 1980s-styled video for the song directed by Lance Drake. Simulation Theory is due out November 9 via Warner Bros. Below is "The Dark Side" video, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art.

Muse worked with several producers on the album, including Rich Costey, Mike Elizondo, Shellback and Timbaland. The album will be released in three formats: Standard (11 tracks), Deluxe (16 tracks), and Super Deluxe (21 tracks). Kyle Lambert did the cover artwork for the Standard and Deluxe editions and he has previously done the poster art for Stranger ThingsJurassic Park, and other films. Paul Shipper illustrated the Super Deluxe cover and his previous work includes posters for Star Wars: The Last JediAvengers: Affinity War, and others. 

Last year Muse shared a video for another new song, "Dig Down," which was also directed by Lance Drake and also had a retro sci-fi vibe, with frontman Matt Bellamy looking a bit like 1980s computer generated cult character Max Headroom. Then in February they shared another Lance Drake-directed video for the new song "Thought Contagion," which ended with a "Thriller"-like dance routine featuring various monsters. Then in July they shared another new song, "Something Human," also via a 1980s themed Lance Drake-directed video. All three songs are also featured on the album.

Simulation Theory Tracklist:

Standard Album CD and Vinyl:

1. Algorithm
2. The Dark Side
3. Pressure
4. Propaganda
5. Break It To Me
6. Something Human
7. Thought Contagion
8. Get Up and Fight
9. Blockades
10. Dig Down
11. The Void

Deluxe Album CD:

1. Algorithm
2. The Dark Side
3. Pressure
4. Propaganda
5. Break It To Me
6. Something Human
7. Thought Contagion
8. Get Up and Fight
9. Blockades
10. Dig Down
11. The Void
12. Algorithm (Alternate Reality Version)
13. The Dark Side (Alternate Reality Version)
14. Propaganda (Acoustic)
15. Something Human (Acoustic)
16. Dig Down (Acoustic Gospel Version)

Super Deluxe Boxset:

CD 1 and Vinyl 1

1. Algorithm
2. The Dark Side
3. Pressure
4. Propaganda
5. Break It To Me
6. Something Human
7. Thought Contagion
8. Get Up and Fight
9. Blockades
10. Dig Down
11. The Void

CD 2 and Vinyl 2

1. Algorithm (Alternate Reality Version)
2. The Dark Side (Alternate Reality Version)
3. Pressure (Ft. UCLA Bruin Marching Band)
4. Propaganda (Acoustic)
5. Break It To Me (Sam de Jong remix)
6. Something Human (acoustic)
7. Thought Contagion (Live)
8. Dig Down (Acoustic Gospel Version)
9. The Void (Acoustic)
10. The Dark Side (Alternate Reality Instrumental)

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