Algorithm (song)

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Muse song
Name Algorithm
Album/single Simulation Theory (1)
Length 4:05 (Album Version), 3:32 (Alternate Reality Version)
Alternative titles Unknown
First live performance Unknown
Latest live performance Unknown
Recorded 2017/2018
Writer/composer Matthew Bellamy
Producer Muse
Chart position Unknown


Description

The name of the song was mentioned by Matt while speaking with Matt Wilkinson on Beats 1 Radio on February 16th, 2018. According to Matt the song blends a bit of classical romantic piano with 80s synths/computer game music.

According to Matt, this song and The Dark Side deal with the struggle to get away of a dystopian world and the anxieties about technology, trying to escape of your anxieties or from a some kind of matrix.[1]

Algorithm (Alternate Reality Version)

You can see the official lyric video of this version here.

Additional information

The Qmagazine made a preview of Simulation Theory on 23th October, and they said this about the song: "Opener Algorithm sounds like it could be from Daft Punk's Tron: Legacy soundtrack, a fusion of dramatic strings and industrial electro."

Matt's favourite track from the album, he said this in an interview about the song "My favourite track from the new album it's probably Algorithm, because it's an interesting combo of retro-synth and futuristic stuff".

This song, alongside other yet unreleased songs, was leaked in a series of short 20 second video clips showing the vinyl player. The full song was leaked the next day, on November 7th 2018

The song has also been compared by various reviewers to Apocalypse Please and Supremacy and by fans to Take a Bow and The Dark Side.

Music video

A very short bit of the music video was first shown by Matt on his phone during an interview on Virgin Radio Milan couple of days prior to the release. He also showed bits of it to the fans.

Terry Crews made an appearance once again after the Pressure music video.

More info here

Live

More info coming soon, here.

Lyrics

Burn like a slave

Churn like a cog We are caged in simulations Algorithms evolve Push us aside and render us obsolete

This means war with your creator

Reload Crash out

This means war with your creator This means war with your creator

Lyrics for the Alternate Reality Version

Burn like a slave

Churn like a cog We are caged in simulations Algorithms evolve Push us aside and render us obsolete

This means war with your creator This means war with your creator

Reload, crash out

This means war with your creator This means war with your creator

Burn like a slave Churn like a cog We are caged in simulations Algorithms evolve Push us aside and render us obsolete

This means war with your creator This means war with your creator

References

  1. John Kennedy for Radio X. (2018). John Kennedy - Radio X in conversation with Muse. Retrieved 2018-07-12 from Youtube.