I really really really like “Follow Me”, by Muse, and it was inevitably a single from the album. I knew it the first time I heard the song.
But, I’ve got mixed opinions on Muse and their last two albums, The Resistance and The 2nd Law. Both albums have some amazing songs on them, and the band continues to take risks and push the boundaries of their sound and music. But I’m not sure it all works. Between the two albums, there are enough songs to create one amazing album, and a few that might be skippable. (I’d be ok NEVER hearing “Panic Station” ever again!)
Let’s get back to the positive, and there’s a lot of great songs on The 2nd Law, including the latest single, “Follow Me”. The song might be my favorite from the album. It’s quite epic, theatrical and has a great tempo and just enough dance/electronic influence to where it’s great but doesn’t cross into obnoxiousness. It’s the right mix of all the elements that bring out the best from Muse.
I hope “Follow Me” and “Madness” are a representation and indicators of how the band will progress and evolve. I like that rock/dance direction – but only when it’s the right balance between the two genres.
The 2nd Law must be an incredible album to see live, and Muse has proven themselves as an amazing live band.