Muse's Matt Bellamy Releases Solo Song, Tomorrow's World

Watch the lyric video for Muse frontman Matt Bellamy's new lockdown single.

Muse's Matt Bellamy Releases Solo Song, Tomorrow's World

After teasing the track earlier in the week, it didn't take long for Muse frontman Matt Bellamy to unveil his new solo single, Tomorrow's World.

It's not often that Matt ventures away from Muse, having only previously released 'solo' tracks End Title and Pray (High Valyrian) for soundtracks: End Title arrived in 2009 as part of political thriller movie The International, and Pray… was for 2019 Games Of Thrones-inspired soundtrack For The Throne. It's clear, then, that when he does on occasion go solo, there's good reason for it.

“This song captures my mood and feelings whilst in lockdown,” explains Matt of Tomorrow's World. “I have been reminded of what really matters in life and have discovered growing optimism, appreciation and hope for the future.

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“The song title comes from an old BBC TV show called Tomorrow’s World, which I watched as a child in the 1980s and always enjoyed the wild futuristic predictions of what life would be like now. It all seems rather lovely, comforting and naive in retrospect and reminds me that none of us ever really know what the future holds.”

Tomorrow's World was written, performed and produced by Matt, with additional production, engineering, mixing and mastering credits going to Aleks Von Korff. Check it out below:

The lyrics are as follows:

Your eyes see clearer
Your hands can heal her
Your lips taste her beauty

Don't you waste it
Don't you waste it

Your body is stronger
Your mind is a wonder
Your heart is so full of love

Don't you waste it
Don't you waste it

Look to tomorrow
The end of our sorrows
Our world could be so full of joy

Don't you waste it
Don't you waste it

Discussing his songwriting process with Kerrang! in 2018, Matt was asked if music helps inform his lyrics, to which he responded, “Sometimes the music itself will lead me in and draw out a kind of weird emotion from me that certainly doesn’t come out in your every day life. Some of it does end up being autobiographical, and I say the stuff ends up being more autobiographical is where the music itself isn’t really that kind of dark or weird-sounding on songs like maybe Starlight or Madness. On [Simulation Theory], like the song Something Human, songs where the melodic structure and the chords are relatively simple, it’s in those situations where I tend to actually go a bit more autobiographical with the lyric like singing about things like love or relationships and things like that.

“But I’d say Muse, we tend to do songs which have a much more darker musical tone and a much more unusual chordal structure and melody to most traditional pop music and I think that reason it drawls out of me a lyrical content, which is a bit different to what most people to sing about. I tend to go down the route of paranoia anxiety or the impending doom of technology and anxiety about the future of the world and so on. I think some of that stuff actually comes from the fact that that’s what the music itself makes me feel when I’m listening to it.”

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