It should come as no surprise that the mystical rock-trio Muse found releasing their comeback single to radio and then to the masses a bit too much of a routine way of announcing your return to the scene.
Instead the instigators have conceived possibly their most bewildering conundrum yet: an international treasure hunt for the band’s first new material since 2006′s ‘Black Holes and Revelations’, the unreleased ‘United States of Eurasia’.
Muse – United States Of Eurasia
The track from the forthcoming album ‘The Resistance’ has been spliced into several segments, and scattered on USB pen drives across the globe, spurring fans on a rat race unlike anything since the golden ticket hysteria seen in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.
Three of the memory sticks have already been discovered in Paris, Berlin and Moscow just this morning. Accordingly the band have uploaded what has been found so far for streaming on their website: http://muse.mu/
Of course fans are being loosely directed through vague riddles that are being posted regularly on Muse’s official Twitter page.
Having urged the ‘Resistance’ of fans to hurry the hunt because of his craving to play it on the radio, Zane Lowe later commented “It’s absolutely worth it”, United States of Eurasia “is an absolute monster.” Elsewhere the mysterious track has been likened to Queen’s rock opera ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ in its “cinematic” journey to a huge climax.
Evidently this isn’t Muse’s first venture into cryptic treasure hunts; having previously sent fans frenzying in search for an autographed bicycle and subliminally leaking track titles from ‘Black Holes and Revelations’ through anagram-laden set lists during the prior tour.
Despite the entire ‘Hullabaloo’, however, ‘United States of Eurasia’ is not the lead single from the forthcoming album. Instead it’s the album opener ‘Uprising’, believed to make it’s radio debut on BBC Radio 1 on August 8th, then later released on September 7th. Frontman Matt Bellamy has described the song as a “heavy rock take on Goldfrapp”.Just Published: