Supremacy (song)

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Matt while recording the song
Muse song
Name Supremacy
Album/single The 2nd Law
Length 4:55
Alternative titles -
First live performance 20th September 2012
Latest live performance -
Recorded 2011-2012
Writer/composer Matthew Bellamy
Producer Muse

Description

'Supremacy' sees the band going to "absurd levels," according to Matt. Spiralling swamp blues of the track builds to a climax of orchestral hysteria as Matt orates a terrifying scene of mankind losing its supremacy over the Earth as "the seas have risen up" and energy shortages cause global desperation.[1]

According to a French magazine, Jeuxactu, the song has elements of "Kashmir" from Led Zeppelin in its guitar riff and orchestration.[2]

During the post-Madness debut interview on Radio One with Zane Lowe, Matt said the song had a "big 7-string riff."

This song has been compared to Led Zeppelin and a James Bond theme tune.

Information

By error of Bellamy, Howard, Wolstenholme or Kirk, the name of the song was leaked by a photo on Twitter, until it was deleted.

On March 30th 2012, a rumour started on-line, spreading through most of the social networks like twitter and facebook and, naturally, most Muse forums and fan-pages. Apparently, an excerpt of Supremacy had been leaked, revealing roughly 30 seconds of the song. The vocal version can be found here [1]. On April 1st 2012, the leak was confirmed to be fake, an April Fool's Day joke organised by Facebook page Coro Happy B-Day M. [3]

Music Video

On the 8/02/13 the music video for Supremacy was uploaded to Muse's YouTube channel. It was recorded in Los Angeles, U.S.A.

The meaning behind the video, quoted from Matthew Bellamy is,

"SUPREMACY...a terrifying scene of mankind losing its supremacy over the Earth as "the seas have risen up" and energy shortages cause global desperation."

Lyrics

Wake to see Your true emancipation is a fantasy Policies have risen up and overcome the brave Greatness dies Unsung and lost invisible to history Embedded spies Brainwashing our children to be mean

You don’t have long I am on to you The time, it has come to destroy Your supremacy

You don’t have long I am on to you The time, it has come to destroy Your supremacy

References

  1. http://www.muselive.com/index.php?m=single&id=6747
  2. http://www.muselive.com/forums.php?m=posts&q=52987&d=0
  3. Coro Happy B-Day M.. (2012-04-01). Buon Primo Aprile, Folks!. Facebook. Retrieved 2012-04-02 from facebook.com.


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