We were so excited about Reading 2012 that we nearly missed this new single from last year’s headliners Muse.
“Unsustainable” and “Survival” were met with some harsh critical and fan backlash, so how will “Madness” fair. It’s certainly less brash, and more soothing, even sultry, than any of Muse’s recent material. Think reflective Freddy (Queen) meets spacious Zooropa Bono (U2) with squelchy dub a top a intriguingly restrained arrangement.
Have Muse finally stumbled across a formula for understated grandstanding? Is that even possible? We’ll let you be the judge of that.