Earlier this week, Muse frontman Matt Bellamy teased a new solo song called “Tomorrow’s World,” sharing a short preview. He said it was “made during lockdown,” confirming that it’s performed by him on piano and vocals, plus the BBC Orchestra filling it out. Today, fans can hear “Tomorrow’s World” in full and watch its accompanying lyric video.
“Tomorrow’s World” builds up an unsteady yet magical world of piano and humming strings. It grows gradually, first moving towards major chord optimism, then falling into a sinister minor chord. At times it’s a stormy soundscape even as the piano climbs higher. Over this music, Matt softly sings of how we may be transforming during this pandemic. Are we seeing more clearly? Are our bodies stronger, our minds full of wonder? By the end, Matt urges us not to waste life; instead, we must fight through the sorrows to find joy in the future. It’s a lovely message and a powerful yet restrained song.
The accompanying lyric video shows Matt outside, doubled and kaleidoscopic as he sings the words. He starts off gray, but as the song moves towards hope, he slowly fills in with color. Despite using a simple mirror effect to create the video, it actually achieves a lot of emotion and wonder. Matt’s dog appears at the end, a final symbol of optimism.
In a statement, Matt Bellamy said of “Tomorrow’s World”:
This song captures my mood and feelings whilst in lockdown. I have been reminded of what really matters in life and have discovered growing optimism, appreciation and hope for the future.
Watch the lyric video for “Tomorrow’s World” below:
In November 2018, Matt Bellamy’s band Muse released their incredible album Simulation Theory. It launched the singles “Dig Down,” “Thought Contagion,” “Something Human,” “The Dark Side,” and “Pressure,” plus videos for the songs “Algorithm,” “Break It To Me,” and “Blockades.”
Last December, Muse shared a robust boxset of their first two albums, Showbiz and Origin Of Symmetry. Within their Origin Of Muse boxset, fans got not only the first two albums, but also all their b-sides and bonus tracks, live recordings, and a plethora of demos – both of songs we know and songs we’d never heard before. It’s a must-have for any Muse fan.
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