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Matt played an excerpt with the piano on an interview the 9th November. It finally made its debut at the [[Amsterdam Ziggo Dome 2019 (gig) | Ziggo Dome]], on the 12th of September 2019. Muse plays it on the B stage. The visuals are made of turquoise neons and lasers, there are some pink lasers too. Matt holds his mic but still play guitar during the bridge, it is tuned down to drop C. Chris uses the same Kitara he uses for [[Propaganda (song) | Propaganda]]. For the final part, Matt plays piano, and when the song is finished, the elevator of the B stage goes down.
 
Matt played an excerpt with the piano on an interview the 9th November. It finally made its debut at the [[Amsterdam Ziggo Dome 2019 (gig) | Ziggo Dome]], on the 12th of September 2019. Muse plays it on the B stage. The visuals are made of turquoise neons and lasers, there are some pink lasers too. Matt holds his mic but still play guitar during the bridge, it is tuned down to drop C. Chris uses the same Kitara he uses for [[Propaganda (song) | Propaganda]]. For the final part, Matt plays piano, and when the song is finished, the elevator of the B stage goes down.
  
More info will be uploaded [[The Void (live) | here]].
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The song was played in full for the first time at the [[Amsterdam Ziggo Dome 2019 (gig)|Amsterdam Ziggo Dome gig]] on September 12th, 2019.
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== Lyrics ==
 
== Lyrics ==

Revision as of 02:52, 13 September 2019

Muse song
Name The Void
Album/single Simulation Theory (11)
Length 4:44 (Album Version), 4:34 (Acoustic Version)
Alternative titles Unknown
First live performance 12th September 2019
Latest live performance -
Recorded 2017/2018
Writer/composer Matthew Bellamy
Producer Muse
Chart position Unknown


Description

Matt had the idea of writing a song about being lost, like when you are tethered to a space station and get snipped off and floating off into space and seeing how the planet is disappearing[1] after watching some movies with Rich Costey, according to Matt, Costey has a projector and they decided to watch some sci-fi films from the 80s in the studio, Matt liked the synths the movies featured because they have a very 'ominous' and 'slightly threatening' sound like the work from John Carpenter, thus, inspiring him to compose The Void.[2]

Is the closer track of Simulation Theory. It had been called by many fans the "Exogenesis Part IV" due to the ambientation and the similarities with other closer tracks like Exogenesis Part III, Redemption, Isolated System and Ruled by Secrecy.

The Void (Acoustic)

With more piano and without synths.

You can watch 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: "Closer The Void is Muse at their over-the-top best, a blend of Bellamy's call-to-arms vocals, classical piano and ominous sci-fi soundscapes."

This song, alongside other yet unreleased songs, was leaked in a series of short 20 second video clips showing the vinyl player.

You can see the official lyric video of the song here.

The Void was used as an intro song for BBC's 2019 documentary series about the solar system called The Planets, presented by Professor Brian Cox.

Composition

Bellamy said that the song was composed in a traditional style, like writing sheet music with a pen and paper, but on a computer. It started as a short arpeggiation sequence of MIDI notes that he wrote in a DAW. He expanded on the melody by adding more notes in classical formations and thus creating chord changes.

Live

Matt played an excerpt with the piano on an interview the 9th November. It finally made its debut at the Ziggo Dome, on the 12th of September 2019. Muse plays it on the B stage. The visuals are made of turquoise neons and lasers, there are some pink lasers too. Matt holds his mic but still play guitar during the bridge, it is tuned down to drop C. Chris uses the same Kitara he uses for Propaganda. For the final part, Matt plays piano, and when the song is finished, the elevator of the B stage goes down.

The song was played in full for the first time at the Amsterdam Ziggo Dome gig on September 12th, 2019.

More info here.

Lyrics

They'll say, no one can see us

That we're estranged and all alone They believe nothing can reach us And pull us out of the boundless gloom

They're wrong They're wrong They're wrong Yeah baby, they're wrong They're wrong They're wrong

They'll say the sun is dying And the fragile can't be saved And the cold, it will devour us And we won't rise up and slay giants

They're wrong They're wrong They're wrong Yeah baby, they're wrong They're wrong They're wrong

It takes a leap of faith To awake from these delusions You are the coder and avatar A star

They'll say, no one will find us That we're estranged and all alone They believe nothing can reach us And pull us out of the boundless gloom

They're wrong They're wrong They're wrong Babe they're wrong They're wrong They're wrong


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References

  1. John Kennedy for Radio X. (2018). John Kennedy - Radio X in conversation with Muse. Retrieved 2018-07-12 from Youtube.
  2. Classic 21. (2018). Classic 21 - Muse 'Simulation Theory' Exclusive Interview. Retrieved 2018-11-12 from The Sun.