Undisclosed Desires (song)

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Muse song
Name Undisclosed Desires
Album/single The Resistance (3)[1], Undisclosed Desires (1)
Length 3:56[2]
Alternative titles Undisclosed
First live performance 4th September 2009
Latest live performance 13th December 2013
Recorded Studio Bellini, Lake Como and Milan, Italy, 2009
Writer/composer Matthew Bellamy, Dominic Howard, Christopher Wolstenholme
Producer Muse

Description

A song influenced by contemporary R&B such as Timbaland[3], using a drum machine and vocoder-laden vocals.[2] Matt plays neither guitar nor piano on "Undisclosed Desires",[3] whilst Chris plays slap bass.[4] The result is apparently very reminiscent of Depeche Mode.[2] According to Matt the song is very personal in nature, relating to his relationship with his then-girlfriend.[5] Matt said, "This is something totally new for the band. It is influenced by contemporary R'n'B and a little of the David Bowie album 'Ashes to Ashes'. It is a song about love and the dark secrets that lovers share."

Information

Matt said he thought Muse fans would absolutely hate the song but is pleasantly surprised with the reaction. He believes this is his favourite song off the album because it's completely different than anything they've ever done before and this is the type of sound they would like to explore in future albums.[6]

For live performances, Matt sometimes plays his Keytarcaster Manson and sometimes plays no instrument and shakes hand with the crowd.

During all dates of The Resistance Tour, Matt usually played a synth introduction with his keytar, which sounds similar to Depeche Mode's live synth intro of "Enjoy the Silence".[7][8]

For live performances, some of the orchestral notes are sometimes replaced with electronic notes.

Lyrics

I know you've suffered But I don't want you to hide It's cold and loveless I won't let you be denied

Soothing I'll make you feel pure Trust me You can be sure

I want to reconcile the violence in your heart I want to recognise your beauty's not just a mask I want to exorcise the demons from your past I want to satisfy the undisclosed desires in your heart

You trick your lovers That you're wicked and divine You may be a sinner But your innocence is mine

Please me Show me how it's done Tease me You are the one

I want to reconcile the violence in your heart I want to recognise your beauty's not just a mask I want to exorcise the demons from your past I want to satisfy the undisclosed desires in your heart

Please me Show me how it's done Trust me You are the one

I want to reconcile the violence in your heart I want to recognise your beauty's not just a mask I want to exorcise the demons from your past I want to satisfy the undisclosed desires in your heart

References

  1. 3.UNDISCLOSED DESIRES (2009-07-03). Twitter. Retrieved 2009-07-03 from twitter.com.
  2. a b c Julien Bordier. (2009-07-0?). Jai ecoute le nouveau Muse. L'Express. Retrieved 2009-07-10 from www.muselive.com. [verify]
  3. a b Ray Wilkinson. (2009-07). Progressive stadium rock three dream up album five. Mojo magazine, 1802. Retrieved 2009-07-05 from www.muselive.com. [verify]
  4. Dean Chalkley. (2009-07-07). Muse New Album - First Listen. NME magazine. Retrieved 2009-07-08. [verify]
  5. Michael Odell. (2009-07). Hot New Albums 42: Muse. Q, 78. Retrieved 2009-07-25. [verify]
  6. iTunes LP - The Resistance
  7. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncvx8OVWaqg
  8. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9FMOTvNB5s


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