Muse’s Matt Bellamy Announces ‘Cryosleep’ Solo Album for Record Store Day
Record Store Day 2021 has tons in store for rock fans, including a record that amounts to Muse mastermind Matt Bellamy's first solo album. It's a 10-song platter called Cryosleep that collects the various works the sci-fi shredder has released outside of his main Muse domain in the recent past.
That means things like Bellamy's Game of Thrones song "Pray" and his cover of Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" will find a home together — on gatefold 12" vinyl, no less — come the third weekend of July (Day 2 of RSD's two days) instead of languishing unconnected.
See the album cover and tracklisting — plus, listen to the Muse frontman's acoustic Simon & Garfunkel rendition — down toward the bottom of this post.
"'Cryosleep' a special #RSDDrops will be available on 16 July 2021," Bellamy revealed on Wednesday (April 7). "The limited-edition picture disc contains ten tracks, including never-before-released 'Take A Bow (Four Hands Piano),' 'Guiding Light (On Jeff's Guitar)' and 'Pray' (without the Game of Thrones voiceover). Also an exclusive songbook of sheet music, and a gatefold LP."
Cryosleep also contains two solo versions of "Unintended," an early Muse cut found on the band's 1999 debut Showbiz, perhaps the most exciting aspect of the limited-edition release for Muse fans.
Matt Bellamy, Cryosleep Album Art + Tracklist
1. "Unintended (Acoustic)"
2. "Bridge Over Troubled Water"
3. "Behold, the Glove"
4. "Take a Bow (Four Hands Piano)"
6. "Tomorrow's World "
7. "Guiding Light (On Jeff's Guitar)"
8. "Simulation Theory Theme (Instrumental)"
10. "Unintended (Piano Lullaby)"