"As of February 2, 2009 Muse has already made it into the studio and begun recording at least one song for their upcoming album. On microcuts.net, a news headline has stated that the album is slated for a September 2009 release, and a new tour of France, and most probably Europe is to follow in the fall.
In the February issue of Australian youth magazine jMag, released by radio station Triple J, it was said that Matt Bellamy had announced in the band's forum that he had written the "hardest song ever". He said "There's a new song in three parts, which I have been working on sporadically for many years. As a large percentage of the composition is orchestral... I've been arranging the orchestral elements myself, which is taking a long time." He hopes that the tracks will feature as the finale to their fifth album."