Undisclosed Desires
by Muse

Album: The Resistance (2009)
Charted: 49

Songfacts®:

  • Programmed beats and string samples give this song a stripped down Timbaland-like feel. Singer/guitarist Matt Bellamy told Mojo magazine August 2009: "It's the first song we've had where I don't play guitar or piano." He elaborated to NME: "That was one of the first songs I've ever done when I don't play anything. I just sing. Its string samples that have been edited and rhythmically placed with an electronic drumbeat and Chris playing bass. So it's a song where we all do the opposite of what we normally do. Dom did electric drums instead of acoustic drums, Chris played the most embarrassing style of playing that you can play and I just did nothing. It's like the anti-Muse song."
  • Bellamy told Q magazine September 2009: "It's actually quite a personal song about me and my girlfriend. I'm thinking people will have had enough of geo-political stuff by the end of the album."

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  • Nady from Adelaide, Australiathis doesn't feel like muse at all. i hate it.
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