Aftermath (song)

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Artwork
Muse song
Name Aftermath
Album/single Drones
Length 5:48
Alternative titles
First live performance never
Latest live performance never
Recorded 2014/2015 - The Warehouse Studio, Vancouver, Canada
Writer/composer Matthew Bellamy
Producer Muse, Robert "Mutt" Lange

Information

According to Matt, this is one of the two songs that talk about love; in 'Aftermath' the protagonist finds love again.[1] The song is said to be the opposite of Dead Inside.

Matt wrote the song after watching the film “Fury” starring Brad Pitt, thinking in a scene of the movie: “The bit in the middle where they going into a flat and there’s a couple of girls there and you think it’s going to get wrong, things are going to get dark side but end having this lovely moment”" also Mutt Lange shown up his true colors with this song, according to Matt, when they were recording the song, he keep saying: “Just jamming it man, just play it heavy, go for it” and after recording it he said “listen boys, this is the song”.[2]

The song starts off with the sound of wind, soon joined by violins and synths. Guitars then make up a Hendrix-style ballad.[3] Later on in the song bass and drums join into the slow rhythm and the song stays quite soft until an all-together ending. The whole song is very pop-rock. In this song, the protagonist also regains his faith in humanity[4] In another review the song was compared with "One" of U2.

This is the only Drones song that hasn't been played live yet.

Intrumentation

The song sounds very similiar to the vocals of "Soaked", one of their unreleased songs. It contains backing vocals by Robert "Mutt" Lange. The song starts out eerie, with a sound of wind and a monk, but later kicks in into a mellow Pink Floyd style guitar based song. After the solo it builds up and backing vocals kick in alongside a guitar solo, that is featured in the background. It also contains some Queen-esque elements.

Lyrics

War is all around

I'm growing tired of fighting I've been drained and I can't hide it But I have strength for you You're all that's real anymore I am coming home now I need your comfort

From this moment From this moment You will never be alone We're bound together Now and forever The loneliness has gone

States are crumbling Walls are rising high again It's no place for the faint-hearted But my heart is strong Because now I know where I belong It's you and I against the world We are free

From this moment From this moment You will never be alone We're bound together Now and forever The loneliness has gone

We've gone against the tide All we have is each other now I'm coming home now I need your comfort

From this moment From this moment You will never be alone We're bound together Now and forever The loneliness has gone

From this moment From this moment You will never be alone We're bound together Now and forever Loneliness has gone

From this moment From this moment You will never be alone We're bound together Now and forever The loneliness has gone

We're bound together Now and forever Loneliness has gone

References

  1. Matt Bellamy. (2015-03-23). Triple J - Matt Bellamy, Muse: 'Dead Inside' is about "losing the idea of love". Retrieved 2015-03-23 from Soundcloud.
  2. Interview: Muse on their new album, Drones (2015-06-10). Xfm. Retrieved 2015-06-10 from xfm.co.uk.
  3. L'édition du Soir by Philippe Richard. (2015-05-18). Que vaut le nouvel album de Muse?. Ouest-france. Retrieved 2015-05-18 from ouest-france.fr/.
  4. Claudia Rossi. (2015-05-19). Muse, ecco il nuovo ‘Drones': un’opera rock oscura, tra JFK e Orwell. Il Fatto Quotidiano. Retrieved 2015-05-19 from ilfattoquotidiano.it.


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