Matt Bellamy explains stage silence

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 March 2016
Matt Bellamy

Matt Bellamy

Matt Bellamy doesn't interact with the audience during Muse gigs because he doesn't think it would fit with the songs

Matt Bellamy doesn't think it fits with Muse for him to speak on stage.

The frontman admits the dark themes of the songs would mean he had to become a "hammy character" if he were to chat away to his audience in order to fit in with the mood of the music.

He said: "That's the one stagecraft skill I've somehow avoided. I don't know how I've managed to get away with it.

"There's definitely a feeling when I've attempted to talk that I've broken the fourth wall.

"I look at great public speakers like Bono, Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen and the character inbetween the songs is the same person you're getting in the songs, whereas if I was to talk in the way the songs are talking, it would probably be a little bit too hammy."

However, the rocker also admitted he just isn't that great about opening up in public.

He added: "I think I'm making excuses because I'm not a great public speaker."

Whereas Muse's recent albums have all been based around particular themes, Matt thinks his upcoming music will be different.

He told Q magazine: "My focus won't be a large body of work. For a number of years I'm not going to attempt to make a full collection of work that has a very clear theme.

"I feel like I've done that. I think the albums before 'Drones' were each trying to improve on that. I'd like to be a bit more sporadic and random."

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