Collateral Damage
by Muse

Album: The Resistance (2009)
  • This long piano section, which follows straight on from "United States of Eurasia," is an altered version of Frédéric Chopin's Nocturne in E-flat Major Op. 9 No. 2, with additional sounds of playing children, and the sound of warfare. Singer Matt Bellamy performed the piece and he described it to MTV News as, "this weird piano part with the sound of innocent kids and warfare and stuff, which is kind of the aftermath that happens after all this grad strategizing."
  • Nocturne in E-flat Major was one of a set of three nocturnes written by Polish composer Frédéric Chopin between 1830 and 1832 when he was in his early twenties. Chopin composed no fewer than 21 nocturnes in total. They sound effortless, but he would often spend days agonising over just a few bars.


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