Bad news for Muse fans has arrived today!
Not too long ago the band released new single "Dig Down." While we knew that was a stand-alone single, we did assume a new album would be around the corner, right?
Well, turns out it's not the case!
The band's bassist Chris Wolstenholme sat down with Music Feeds to discuss a big change in the music industry, divulging that the band probably won't be releasing a new album anytime soon!
"I think the industry has changed too much since we started, certainly since we put our first record out. But even in the last five or six years, streaming has become the way that most people seem to listen to music this days and I think that’s affected the way people listen to music. People tend not to consume themselves in entire albums like they did when I was younger. It seems to be that the whole industry and the platforms for listening to music are catered around people listening to individual songs and creating their own playlists and things like that.
So I think it was something that was worth a try, just putting out the odd single here or there. There’s less pressure as well. We decided after Drones we were going to take a little bit of time off, and that we wouldn’t tour heavily this year but we didn’t want to disappear completely. Sometimes as a band — even in times when you’re off — you don’t necessarily feel like you want to make an entire album, but sometimes it’s quite nice to get together as a band for a bit of fun and if anything comes of it you think well, ‘Well why not release it as a standalone single?’
I think for years things have been tapered around an album campaign, promoting an album and having singles to promote the album. I guess we all felt that with the way that streaming works these days and that there’s so much emphasis on individual songs, that there was no reason why we couldn’t do that. I know at some point we will do another album but I think it’s a nice thing to do in the meantime so the fans feel like they’re still getting something; we haven’t completely disappeared off the face of the planet."