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Muse frontman Matt Bellamy is perfectly okay with people not taking his band too seriously. In a new interview with Q magazine, Bellamy explained that he understands if the public isn't always quite sure what to make of songs like "Survival," the band's operatic track that became the theme for the 2012 London Olympics. Bellamy explained, "We don't care if people don't necessarily take songs like that 100 percent seriously. We're not afraid of our eccentricities, we're not afraid of going into almost Monty Python rock. But it's like opera. If you put a piece of opera on, it's ridiculous unless you've listened to the whole thing and just go there with it."
Bellamy told us a while back that it's always difficult for him to describe what the band's music sounds like: "It really is difficult to answer, for us, I think, because there's so many varied, extremely different types of influences that creep in there and I think that's always been there on all the albums. And it sounds, I suppose, a little over the top to say what the different influences are, 'cause they're so random."
Muse's sixth album, The 2nd Law, comes out on October 2nd. It includes "Survival" as well as the official first single, "Madness."
The 13-track album is the follow-up to 2009's The Resistance and was recorded in London.
Muse will embark on a U.K. arena tour next month, with plans to come over to the U.S. in early 2013.