Animals (song)

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Muse song
Name Animals
Album/single The 2nd Law
Length 4:23
Alternative titles -
First live performance 20th September 2012
Latest live performance
Recorded 2011-2012
Writer/composer Matthew Bellamy
Producer Muse


In an NME article the song was described as being "flamenco-flecked." When earlier describing the album on Twitter, Matt was possibly referring to 'Animals' as 'face melting metal flamenco cowboy psychedelia.'

'Animals' is about economies collapsing under the weight of stock market savagery, of industries desperate to "advertise, franchise… kill the competition," and of the greed of bankers who Matt claims should "kill [themselves]." Matt says: "This song is conjuring up the rawest form of that feeling of 'look what humans are capable of doing, it's shocking.'"[1]

According to Jeuxactu, a French magazine, the song has a fast beat, and while heavy riffs seem expected, the song has a simple, short guitar solo. [2]


Muse showing more work-in-progress song titles

The name of this working title song was shown on a photo posted by the Muse account on Twitter.[3]



Animal, animal Don't take anything else Out of control, you're out of control... ...advertise, franchise...kill the competition... ...Kill yourself, come on and do us all a favour...


  3. Muse account. (2012-03-01). Picture posted on Muse's twitter. Twitter. Retrieved 2012-03-01.

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