Panic Station (song)
|Album/single||The 2nd Law, Panic Station|
|First live performance||20th September 2012|
|Latest live performance||-|
According to Matt, in the Radio 1 interview after 'Survival', this track features brass. Muse have cited Prince as the inspiration for the 80's effects on the track. The song is described as having a "hysteric" feel, which is reflected in demented 80's elements such as backwards 'Let's Dance' drumbeats and riffs reminiscent of INXS' 'Suicide Blonde.' It features more gasping vocals from Matt. "That's 'Scary Monsters' Bowie meets Primus," said Matt. "Doing a funk track was for us remembering Rush and Primus, the more slap-bass things we liked." "Those big, spacious, wet, massive drum sounds," added Dom. "It started to conjure up memories of songs we'd listened to or grew up on in the 80's by Prince and Stevie Wonder and we wanted to take it in that direction."
According to the French magazine, Jeuxactu, this song has a "bounding bassline." They've also said that Panic Station is very likely to become a radio hit.
The guitar solo in the middle section resembles that of Hysteria.
This song has been compared to Prince, Queen, Talking Heads, and David Bowie.
The song was confirmed by Muse to be the next single on Twitter during the Q&A session with the fans. They also wrote that part of the video was shot in Japan and that Morgan Nicholls (Keyboard player) will be featured in the music video, being attacked by a giant octopus.
Members of Muse.mu also recieved an e-mail, saying that Panic Station will be released soon.
By error of Bellamy, Howard, Wolstenholme or Kirk, the name of the song was leaked by a photo on Twitter, until it was deleted.
Matt used his Manson 007 for this song.
In a 2013 Top Gear (UK) episode, Panic Station was featured as background music.
Panic Station peaked at #2 on the US Billboard Alternative Chart, even before it has been released as a single.
You won’t get much closer Until you sacrifice it all You won’t get to taste it With your face against the wall Get up and commit Show the power trapped within Do just what you want to Now stand up and begin Ooh 1, 2, 3, 4 fire's in your eyes And this chaos it defies imagination 5, 6, 7, 8 minus 9 lives You've arrived at panic station Doubts will try to break you Unleash your heart and soul Trouble will surround you Start taking some control Stand up and deliver Your wildest fantasy Do what the fuck you want to There’s no one to appease Ooh 1, 2, 3, 4 fire's in your eyes And this chaos it defies imagination 5, 6, 7, 8 minus 9 lives You've arrived at panic station Ooh 1, 2, 3, 4 fire's in your eyes, And this chaos it defies imagination. 5, 6, 7, 8 minus 9 lives And I know that you will fight for the duration Ooh 1, 2, 3, 4 fire's in your eyes And you know I'm not resisting your temptations 5, 6, 7, 8 minus 9 lives You've arrived at panic station