admin: this seems like quite an old interview, but we (at least I, anyway) haven't seen it yet, so it's still quite interesting!
DEVORE, California Muse have given up trying to predict which songs their record label will want to release as singles.
"There's always a few tracks you think will make a good single," frontman Matthew Bellamy said backstage at KROQ's Inland Invasion show recently (see "Guns N' Roses Take On Aguilera, Chester Bennington Joins Alice In Chains At Inland Invasion"). "But I'll tell you what, 'Knights' was a surprise. To do that as the first single [from Black Holes & Revelations] over here, that was not something I expected. It's a nice surprise though, because it's one of the more unusual tracks on the album."
And now, to follow up the epic "Knights of Cydonia," Muse are releasing a completely different tune, "Starlight."
"It's a quite simple song really in fact it took us awhile to record it 'cause we didn't know how simple to be with it," bassist Chris Wolstenholme said. "It's kind of a love song about missing someone, friends, family, someone you love. It's really kind of upbeat."
To accompany the track, Muse shot a rather simple video well at least compared to the ambitious "Knights" clip (see "Cowboys, Lasers, Karate, Robots Muse Left Nothing Out Of Buzzworthy Video"). ...