Song of the week: Muse’s ‘Dead Inside’

In Muse’s new single, Dead Inside, frontman Matt Bellamy coos, “Your lips feel warm to the touch; you can bring me back to life,” over a malevolently distorted bass groove. In the dystopian musical universes Muse creates, though, such a happy development isn’t likely. The vibrant front masks a soul-killing relationship that drags down Bellamy’s protagonist, too.

Along with previously released track Psycho, Dead Inside sets up the storyline for the trio’s new album, Drones, out June 9. Judging from those two songs, co-producerRobert John “Mutt” Lange is bringing the same concise punch to the British trio’s sound that he previously has given the likes of AC/DC and Def Leppard.

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