Music + science = Muse16 August 2012
You know I love it when science and music converge. They often do, and have again, with the rock band Muse.
The grandiose rock act that blends Queen and electronica have previously outed themselves as science geeks by naming songs “Supermassive Black Hole”, “Space Dementia”, and “Exogenesis: Symphony, Pt. 2: Cross-Pollination”, or by naming an album H.A.A.R.P. (High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program). Their astrophysical cred was well on display when I saw them play at Wembley several years ago.
Now their forthcoming album is to be called The 2nd Law. It seems pretty clear from the sort-of lyrics of the second song they’ve teased from that album – the dubstep rocker “Unsustainable” – that it’s thermodynamic laws they’re referring to. The second law says, in simple terms, that unless hindered from doing so, energy tends to spread out or disperse.
I reckon that this Muse album will disperse in millions of copies around the world, as previous ones have done, too.