Muse: Young people 'born into bondage'

Muse think young people are "born into bondage"

The conspiracy theory-loving rockers feel younger generations are oppressed by subtle means, and hope their music finds its way to an audience who are willing to question society's norms.

Frontman Matt Bellamy said: "The structures keeping people in place these days are far more covert and coercive: Advertising, the media, the way corporations and governments function and so on.

"A lot of young people are born into bondage and don't necessarily know it. I'd like to think our songs have some influence on people who feel they don't want to fall in with everything."

The 'Uprising' rocker feels his group are keeping up a "tradition" among bands of making young people think and question what's around them.

He added to Classic Rock magazine: "I do feel we are keeping up that tradition, that it's the job of bands, musicians, artists in general to at least shed light on things people might not be aware of.

"I wouldn't pretend we're the starting point, but in combination with other artists out there, I think we collectively influence other people to come up with new ways of thinking. And they're the ones who will form policies in the future."

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