Unsustainable (song)

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Dom with the names Leaked
Muse song
Name Unsustainable
Album/single Sixth album (album)
Length Unknown
Alternative titles -
First live performance
Latest live performance
Recorded 2011-2012
Writer/composer Matthew Bellamy
Producer Muse


By error of Bellamy, Howard, Wolstenholme or Kirk, the name of the song was leaked by a photo on Twitter, until it was deleted.

On 4th June 2012 Matt tweet the following text:[1]

All natural and technological processes proceed in such a way that the availability of the remaining energy decreases. In all energy exchanges, if no energy enters or leaves an isolated system, the entropy of that system incre,cre,cre,cre,c,c,creases. Energy continuously flows from being concentrated, to becoming dispersed, spread out, wasted and useless. New energy cannot be created and high grade energy is being destroyed. An economy based on endless growth is...

With the missing word being "Unsustainable".

The song appears to feature in a trailer for The 2nd Law, released on 6th June 2012, making it the first song released from The 2nd Law. The piece starts with an orchestral section with choral emphasis, that gradually builds up to a climax [this part could be the song Supremacy]. During a build up, a female voice reads the above text, at the end of which, a heavily effected, vocoder-style voice enters with the word 'unsustainable'.

A dubstep-style section follows, utilising pick scrapes, Fuzz Factory, KAOSS Pad manipulations and other sounds typical of Bellamy's guitar style, backed with drums and bass and fragmented repetitions of the word 'unsustainable'.

This is the song where Matt is 'just gonna go mental on the Whammy pedal'. Gonna whammy the whammy real nice. Mmmmmm.


*Incomplete and based on the new album trailer*

(Robot Voice)



unsustain, unsustain, unsust...

UN-S... UN-S...

unsustaina-, unsustaina-


unsustain, unsustain, unsust...




  1. Matthew Bellamy. (2012-06-04). New energy cannot be created .... Twitter. Retrieved 2012-06-04 from twitter.com.

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