Muse bassist Chris Wolstenholme has revealed the reason behind why the British three-piece have gone back to basics on their new seventh album ‘Drones.’
The 36 year old musician said that the electronic-based music they had been making beforehand was “becoming more and more difficult to play live,” Contactmusic reported.
Wolstenholme added that it was a real headache with certain songs on the last album to try and work out all the arrangements to get them to work live.
He continued “in the last six albums additional things crept in apart from the rock three piece, so all these classical influences and particularly the electronic influence. I think if we had gone any further we would have been an electronic band.”
He noted that he thinks for this album they decided it was important to maybe go back to where they started in a way and just concentrate on one guitar player, one bass player and one drummer and see how far they could take that.