Earlier this week, Muse frontman Matt Bellamy teased a new acoustic version of “Unintended,” a song that first appeared on the band’s 1999 debut album, Showbiz. Today, fans can hear the acoustic recording of “Unintended,” plus a piano lullaby version and an A.I. dream rendition. Matt released the new recordings under his own name rather than as Muse
Back in 1999, “Unintended” was one of most tender moments on Showbiz. The romantic ballad was an ode to someone who could be your one true love. As frontman Matt Bellamy sang, he’d be there soon, if only she could wait a bit longer. Sometimes you have to deal with the past before you can enjoy your future.
Today’s new recordings are just as gentle as the original. Matt only sings on the acoustic version, crooning against deep piano that sounds as delicate as a harp. The other two versions are both instrumental. While the piano lullaby lives up to its name, the A.I. dream version sounds better than expected – more dream than A.I.
Listen to all three new versions of “Unintended” below:
Included in the new single release is Matt’s recent COVID-inspired solo song, “Tomorrow’s World.”
The acoustic recording of “Unintended” also comes with a lyric video. The words simply appear over an image of a girl reading a book from her spacecraft, a large planet making for a great view.
Watch the lyric video for “Unintended (Acoustic Version)”:
More from Matt Bellamy & Muse
Beyond this new “Unintended” release and “Tomorrow’s World,” the only other solo release we’ve gotten from Matt was his song “Pray (High Valyrian),” included on the 2019 Game Of Thrones soundtrack album, For The Throne.
In November 2018, 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.
Enjoy the three new versions of “Unintended,” – and let us know which is your favorite! How do they stack up to the 1999 original? Let us know your thoughts below. And as always, keep checking back here for all the latest Muse and Matt Bellamy music news.